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TASER Tries to Discredit Killing Them Safely Documentary

Killing Them SafelyKilling Them Safely

It’s not unusual for filmmakers digging into difficult truths to face backlash or even retaliation. The Church of Scientology, for instance, launched a smear campaign against director Alex Gibney after his film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief addressed some…  Read more

By Dec 11, 2015

“The Odds Were in Our Favor to Fail”: Krisha at the BFI London Film Festival

Trey Edward Shults, Krisha Fairchild and Justin ChanTrey Edward Shults, Krisha Fairchild and Justin Chan

Krisha Fairchild is a 64-year-old actress who lives in Mexico and has four dogs. She’s named after a young Polish girl who saved her father’s life during the Invasion of Normandy in 1944. With an older sister named Vikki and…  Read more

By Nov 20, 2015

Ten Lessons on Filmmaking From Wes Anderson

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 19:  Wes Anderson meets the audience during the 10th Rome Film Fest at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on October 19, 2015 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 19: Wes Anderson meets the audience during the 10th Rome Film Fest at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on October 19, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

The Rome Film Festival had a striking fresh look this year under the direction of its new artistic director Antonio Monda. The redesigned fest had a slew of hot films and top-tier tributes. But at the core of the new “festa,”…  Read more

By Oct 26, 2015

“One of the Basic Questions of Directing is When Are You with Someone and When Are You Not?”: Eskil Vogt on Blind

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Blind, the feature directorial debut of Joachim Trier’s co-writer Eskil Vogt, is an aesthetically spick-and-span Nordic nightmare, a meditation on loneliness, illness and responsibility. If its effects are a bit sneakier than the wrecking ball to the chest approach of Oslo, August 31,…  Read more

By Sep 3, 2015


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