Join the Murder Trail in ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Murder has become such a fun game in US films that we forget it is really a painstaking, methodical plod through evidence discovery, and often it has little to do with the dead body itself. In Nuri Bilge…

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October 18, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


Breaking thru Guatemalan Injustice: A Review of CAPSULAS

With a fictional view into the very real world of Guatemalan drug trafficking, director Veronica Riedel’s “Capsulas” delves deep into corruption, violence and greed. Winner of South Florida’s Women International Film Festival for Best Dramatic Feature Film, “Capsulas”…

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October 18, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


SHORTS PROGRAM IV: Character Stickiness in Six Short Films

The thing about short films is they are super concentrated bolts of thought. (You thought I was gonna say that the thing about shorts is they’re short. Heh. That too.) This gathering of projects in SHORTS PROGRAM IV…

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October 17, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: A Film Preview of THE ARTIST

Why make a full-length black-&-white, silent movie these days and what prompts Santa Fe Film Festival to program it on their opening night? Good questions deserve thoughtful answers. I’m going to guess right off that it’s not a…

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October 16, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments (0)


Behind the Celluloid Closet: A Review of VITO

Okay. Eyes forward. This one is a must see for all LGBT youth, straights of every flavor, and actually, pretty much everyone. It’s a documentary called “Vito”, about the life of gay activist Vito Russo. A man, I…

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October 15, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


Director Farhadi’s Rare Humanism in A SEPARATION

Most American families might not be aware that their Iranian counterparts face many of the same problems that they do. But in “A Separation” by director Asghar Farhadi, screening Saturday, October 22 at the Santa Fe Film Festival,…

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October 12, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


Why I Go To Film Festivals

Unless you are the President of the United States or someone with a ridiculously disposable income, you are unlikely to have a 3-D theater with a separate room, a balcony, or seating for more than you and a…

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August 15, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


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