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Daily Archives: July 26, 2016

Good casting is always attractive when it comes to the reputation of a movie. One of the most frequently asked question is, who’s in it? Therefore, for several producers and filmmakers, gathering a bunch of respected, well-known or bankable actors is always a priority. For an actor, being nominated even once in his career grants him or her an elevation…. Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

On the way to Brighton MovieBar , where my short film Janet Devis was screening, I had a chance to have a quick interview with Stanley Kubrick’s long-term Executive Producer, brother in-law and close friend, Jan Harlan, for Taste Of Cinema. Jan was speaking at the event and showing some short-films. Taste Of Cinema (TOC): Any advice to new film-makers,… Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Interviews

Kids are cute. Agreed. And one of the great appeals of watching films about children is the pleasure we get from that cuteness. But children also have a special ability to inspire other moods and sentiments which would fall flat if evoked through adult characters; and Iranian filmmakers in particular have used this infectious quality of childhood to create some… Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Arrow Films recent release is a reality mini-series that originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK last year. It is an attempt to show the viewers one of the most physically and psychologically challenging military entrance programs in the world, selection into the Special Air Service (SAS). The SAS is the Special Forces unit of the British Army that… Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

Arrow Films newest release is the Blu-ray of the 2011 documentary titled Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. It is a comprehensive and delightful documentary that tells the story of the highly influential career of Harryhausen and his influence on the current generation of directors and the world of modern-day special effects. It tells the chronological account of his career and… Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

In any country in the world, there are boards, critic groups, film centers that authorize the distribution of a certain film in a certain geographical area. Sometimes, artists face unfair bans and their films, though many of which might be considered to be masterpieces, are officially classified as pornographic, anti-moral or anti-Christian or anti-national. In the following list are films that… Read more »

26 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists