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Berlin Critic’s Notebook 2: Bright Nights, A Fantastic Woman

Bright Nights

Thomas Arslan’s flaccid anti-Western Gold, which screened here in Competition four years ago, spoiled what could have been a brilliant hat-trick for the Berlin School alumnus following Vacation and In the Shadows. With Bright Nights he’s back in great form, once again showcasing his flair…  Read more

By Feb 16, 2017

Trust Fund Kids in Hollywood: Mike Ott on California Dreams

California Dreams

In Mike Ott’s California Dreams (which I reviewed here), five aspiring actors are shown giving auditions and later acting out scenes in a film-within-the-film. Although this nested film is supposed to be a fiction, and also looks like one thanks…  Read more

By Feb 15, 2017

Inside the IFP Labs: How to Claim Your Emerging Voice

Supergirl

Monday night’s event at the Made in NY Media Center — “Inside the IFP Labs: How to Claim Your Emerging Voice” — brought together three film directors and an episodic series producer, all of whom had gone through the various…  Read more

By Feb 15, 2017

Berlin Critic’s Notebook #1: somniloquies, El mar la mar, California Dreams

El mar la mar

Some lines from Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s somniloquies: “I don’t wanna see your ass, Mrs. Dangerfield.” “Welcome to Midget City. Yes, we built it from the ground up. We have our own police.” “I’ve seen the past. I hate…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2017


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