Top of the Docs #41 – IFFR Special: ‘Les sorcieres de l’Orient’ (2021)

This year at IFFR, Faraut returns with his new film, Les sorcieres de l’Orient, a story of triumph, dedication, and perhaps Japan’s most iconic sports team.

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GFF REVIEW: ‘Creation Stories’ (2021) is a Self-Indulgent Disappointment

Taking an exciting and fascinating part of British musical history the film chooses to explore it and explain it through one specific pair of rose-tinted glasses.

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GFF REVIEW: ‘Riders of Justice’ Is A Bizarrely Comedic Revenge Rampage

After his wife dies in a train crash, military man Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) seeks revenge. Read our review of ‘Riders of Justice’ from Glasgow Film Festival.

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[The Revolution Will Be Televised] ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (2019) and the Mythological Bedrock of Rebellion

True History illuminates the ways shared fiction gives form and mass to rebellion, and how cult mythology acts as the cornerstone to revolt.

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How ‘Dark Water’ (2005) Delivers What’s Lacking in ‘Relic’ (2020)

The largely overlooked film was ahead of its time for its portrayal of mental illness and motherhood in the context of horror.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Cusp’ (2021) is a Raw, Unobstructed Look at Teenage Girlhood

From bonfires to soccer games, the film meanders with the whims of these girls as they come to navigate the invisible horrors of being a teenage girl.

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Top of the Docs #40 – IFFR Review: Archipelago

Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s documentary takes a poetic approach to what makes up “place” and the result is perhaps one of the most interesting psycho-geographic documentaries in recent years.

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‘It’s a Sin’ (2021) Exploring Fear of the Unknown

It’s a Sin is not only a sincere exploration of the AIDS crisis in 1980s London, but also explores how we deal with fear.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Cryptozoo’ (2021) Believes in a World of Magic

While it definitely has its issues, Cryptozoo’s creativity really shines, giving it an undeniable charm.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #19 – The Comic Strip Style of Sergio Corbucci

John Ford had John Wayne, Sergio Leone had Clint Eastwood and Sergio Corbucci had Franco Nero. Often seen as the face of Spaghetti Westerns, Nero’s rise to cult fame had a director correlation with the works of Corbucci. Making several Westerns during his illustrious career, his most acclaimed work came during the late 60s, like…

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