A HIDDEN LIFE – CIFF 2019 REVIEW

Those describing A Hidden Life as Terrence Malick’s return to form are being disingenuous. The simple truth is that it’s nothing different or unusual from anything within the director’s past several films post his Palme d’Or winning The Tree of Life. Though it can be said that his latest venture contains a potent mixture of […]

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Interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson on Echo

In our latest On The Clock exclusive, we talked to Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson about his influences, unique vignette narrative structure, and personal experiences and inspirations on his latest film Echo! Moderated by David Cuevas, this interview is our closing article for this year’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema coverage. David: I really enjoyed Echo quite […]

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Little Joe – FNC 2019 Review

For those unaware of the BBC turned Netflix TV Series Black Mirror, the aforementioned television anthology revolves around numerous distinct social political fables, that discusses on modern ideas and concepts in a satirical and playful manner. In recent memory, the show has been almost used as a label, to identity different types of media, based […]

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Bacurau – FNC 2019 Review

The film festival circuit this year is particularly bizarre. Although there’s a few films that have garnered critical and awards praise that deserve their recognition (with films such as Parasite, Marriage Story, American Factory, and Jojo Rabbit in mind), it seems as though there’s a recurring pattern of films that fall into the same trap […]

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LES MISÉRABLES – CIFF 2019 REVIEW

Do The Right Thing ignited screens thirty years ago with its incendiary attitude towards racism in the United States. Now in 2019, we’ve been graced with a similarly incendiary film with Ladj Ly’s solo directorial debut, Les Misérables. Borrowing its title and some themes from Victor Hugo’s seminary novel (though little else), the film tackles […]

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