Film Review: Burning Hope

Posted By admin on December 4, 2017 5:55pm

By: Sungwoo Park Demain Des L’aube (Burning Hope) is an important film, perhaps even a necessary film. Lofti Achour tells the story of three individuals swept along by the tides of revolution in Tunisia - the onset of the Arab Spring which would transform not only the country, but the entire region. The story unfolds almost as if it was a mystery, weaving together two narrative arcs in the...

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Film Review: Bad Frank

Posted By admin on December 4, 2017 5:55pm

By: Sungwoo Park Bad Frank is a rage-filled revenge saga, driven in equal parts by notions of toxic masculinity and mental instability. The film follows the story of the deeply flawed protagonist (the namesake ‘Frank’, played by Kevin Interdonato) as he is unwittingly pulled from his seemingly normal life into the criminal underworld, bringing forth elements from his repressed past. The...

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Film Review: One Thousand and One Teardrops

Posted By admin on December 4, 2017 5:54pm

“One Thousand and One Teardrops” Iranian director Fateme Ahmadi’s stunning mixed media film, offers a fascinating and deeply touching look at the history of women’s dress codes in the Middle East. At times hilarious and sad, full of satire but never preachy, this film tells the story of Louly, a young Iranian girl trying to decide what to wear on her first day of school. Nervous about looking...

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Film Review: Denis and the Zombies

Posted By admin on December 4, 2017 5:52pm

“Denis and the Zombies” an extraordinary dramedy short by director Vital Philippot, is the story of a passionate group of young filmmakers who journey to the French countryside to shoot a zombie movie. The film kicks off during a script read on the first night when Mathias, the film’s director, is visited at his grandmother’s house by his unwelcome childhood friend Denis. At the request of the...

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Film Review: Family Dancing

Posted By admin on December 4, 2017 5:50pm

Few films tackle the complexity of family relationships with the same grace and depth as “Family Dancing,” the new short film from French director Stella di Tocco. Teenage Julie returns from a trip to the open arms of her mother, brother, and sister but it doesn’t take long to realize that the smiling and laughing on the trip home from the bus station is covering up something darker and...

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