I am Bialik

I am Bialik Narrative Feature | 77 mins. | Israel Director: Aviv Talmor This unique Israeli film, which is nominated for The Israeli Film Academy’s Ophir Award for Best Picture as well as winning Best Picture at the…

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April 6, 2014 by | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Children of Internment

Children of Internment Documentary Feature | 90 mins.| USA Directors: Joe Crump, Kristina Wagner How does a child feel at the age of 3, 4, 5 and up about being forced to move immediately, with his or her…

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April 4, 2014 by | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Poppies Will Make Them Sleep: Jardin de Amapolas

Jardin de Amapolas Narrative Feature | 90 mins. | Columbia Director: Juan Carlos Melo Guavara A Film Review by Laura K. Marsh Most people in the US think of a “garden of poppies” (JARDIN DE AMAPOLAS), and immediately…

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Closer to the Moon

Director Nae Caranfil is bringing to the Santa Fe Film Festival 2014 a special screening of his latest feature film Closer to the Moon. The movie is based on the true story of an audacious 1959 Romanian National Bank robbery,…

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Watching the Classics

A year ago I decided to start taking my role of film watcher seriously. This included keeping a film log, researching the background of every movie I watched, and trying to do more than just passively zone out.

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New Mexico Filmmakers Play a Part in “Samsara”

The filmmakers scrub our attention back and forth across a broad swath of earthly activities to gently cleanse our eyes of apathy and bias and flush out entropy and dysfunction in society at large.

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Te Whanau Puha: The Whale Rider

When a film becomes a decade old we often want to know how it stood the test of time by comparing, say, similar films or similar themes. It turns out, that is much easier said than done when a stand out film like WHALE RIDER matures.

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SFFF Film Bloggers Never Die

The signs have come down, the films are shipped back and the intense rush from screen to party to screen has stopped as the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival has come to a close. But not for…

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Why (and How To) Watch an Art Film

Here’s a question: Why should you watch an art film? Keep that thought in rotation. Now let’s back up. Everyone has walked out of a movie at least once (more than once if you’re unlucky) and thought: “That…

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At the bottom of THE DEEP BLUE SEA: A Review

At the risk of making light of isolation and depression, the audience of director Terence Davies’ “A Deep Blue Sea” may need a pocket guide and a second viewing to gain perspective on the film.  A portfolio of…

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Tough Love: A Review of MONSIEUR LAZHAR

“Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, concerns an Algerian immigrant that finds work in Montreal standing in for an elementary school teacher who recently committed suicide. It sounds straightforward enough, but nothing…

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Wake Up Call: A Review of SLEEPING BEAUTY

“Sleeping Beauty,” which played in a discreet 9:30 slot on Saturday night at the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival, has already gained a reputation for being erotic, insipid, brave, disappointing, groundbreaking, regressive and a host of other…

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