Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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Tribeca Film Festival 2016: The Phenom

Tribeca Film Festival 2016: The Phenom

| April 18, 2016

Take the psychological tension and pressure of Whiplash, the therapist-patient dynamic of Good Will Hunting and the real world, small town sensibility of Friday Night Lights and set them on a pitcher’s mound, and you have a pretty solid impression of The Phenom. Premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, this indie American sports drama […]

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Shok

Shok

| February 19, 2016

Few films have been made about the ethnic cleansing of Albanian people in Kosovo that took place in the late 90’s, and now fifteen years since those atrocities and eight years since the independence of Kosovo, the small country has garnered its first Oscar nomination with the short film “Shok.” On February 17th 1016, just weeks […]

Some Kind of Beautiful

Some Kind of Beautiful

| December 1, 2015

Looking at the poster for Some Kind of Beautiful and seeing the gleaming faces of Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba, and of course the sterling silver fox Pierce Brosnan, it is easy to believe in the potential that this romantic comedy will be a decent time-killer with fleeting moments of amusement and cuteness. Don’t be […]

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White Shadow

White Shadow

| September 29, 2015

A certain threshold of nerve, motivation or endurance (or likely all of the above) is necessary for viewing something as heavy and as vexing as White Shadow—but this is as it should be. The film is as dire, appalling and frightful as its subject matter as it glaringly opens our eyes to a world where […]

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Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That

| July 17, 2015

The tagline for Goodbye to All That reads “A modern divorce story.” Whatever that means. In this case it means a story about the awkward and eclectic sexual encounters of a newly-divorced father who was oblivious to the demise of his own marriage. Written and directed by Angus MacLachlan, the writer of the 2005 Junebug, […]

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Song One

Song One

| April 14, 2015

A love story that originates from a unique premise and grows slowly and softly, Song One is a delicate character-driven and musically-woven romantic drama that is at times tender, heartfelt and thoughtful, and at times balmy and dreary. Starring Oscar-winning actresses Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen alongside South African-born musician/actor Johnny Flynn, the film features […]

MLB’s Greatest Games: New York Yankees Postseason Heroics

MLB’s Greatest Games: New York Yankees Postseason Heroics

| September 11, 2014

On Sunday, September 7th The New York Yankees organization and over 48,000 fans paid tribute to Derek Jeter and celebrated 20 seasons defined by class, sportsmanship, excellence and goosebumps-inducing moments. Former teammates and coaches were there to honor Jeter, along with his family and iconic figures like Cal Ripken, Jr. and Michael Jordan. His retirement […]

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James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

| August 10, 2014

James Franco and Scott Haze are on a mission– to adapt American literary masterpieces of the 20th century into film. OK, maybe they’re not on a mission per say, but in the last couple of years their collaborative efforts have included adaptions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury, […]

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In Secret

In Secret

| May 20, 2014

Watching the 2011 film 10Years, it was hard to take your eyes off Oscar Isaac, even in an ensemble cast that includes Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, and Kate Mara. It was hard not to take notice of how profoundly his eyes engaged in the moment, how much honesty and vulnerability they expressed. It […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

| April 29, 2014

They say you should write what you know. That is what writer-actors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin did with Loitering with Intent, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. Having written a film with roles tailor-made for themselves, and their more famous real-life actor friends, Godere and Martin churn out a […]

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