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Daily Archives: October 7, 2016

“What’s your dream?” asks an even-tempered cattle-truck driver to Star (Sasha Lane) as they drive down the highway. She’s surprised by this near-stranger’s charitable question and says, “Nobody’s ever asked me that before.” There’s many moments like this in a film that seems to move from one desultory random moment to the next; arranged with radiant, tantalizing possibilities, and unsettled… Read more »

07 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Canadian Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kununk is still best known for his first film from 2001, the epic Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (amongst its many accolades is the 2001 Cannes Caméra d’or) and his most recent film, Maliglutit, returns to epic territory with this tale of revenge set in the 1930s in the icy arctic. “We used to watch cowboys and… Read more »

07 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Talented actors who aren’t A-Listers have bills to pay. Though they take great artistic pride in their work, in order to make a living they must sometimes find a way to do their best in movies that aren’t as good as they are. On this list, a movie fan will certainly find both names and films they recognize and admire,… Read more »

07 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Part III of the cinematic weirdness shifts focus in favor of the Japanese films which occupy one quarter of the list. However, there is still enough variety to accommodate different tastes, from avant-garde through animation and all the way to postmodernism.   1. Silence Has No Wings (Kazuo Kuroki, 1966) – Japan Weirdness of the fluttering kind Carefully following the… Read more »

07 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists