Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

For his directorial debut Chris Messina, Hollywood’s current Renaissance man and star of The Mindy Project, wanted to explore the veracity of a family seemingly falling apart through a character-driven film set in Venice Beach, California. Alex of Venice made its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week and the team came out […]

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In the Name Of

In the Name Of

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boiling unrest is where In the Name Of, lives on the spectrum of tonality, the strife bubbling and bubbling until it spills and makes a mess. Coming from Poland, and reflective of a still fragmented, prejudiced and polarized society, the film is heavy and insightful—You can almost feel the weight of burden the characters are […]

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Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Writer and director Lynn Shelton gave us a gem last year with the funny, smart and touching Your Sister’s Sister. Her latest effort, Touchy Feely, has that familiar Lynn Shelton touch and tonality, and like her previous film it stars Rosemarie DeWitt. However this movie about connection and lack thereof is underwhelming. Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt; […]

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Homefront

Homefront

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Whatever you’re thinking, re-think it,” is the kind of derivative action hero one-liner that Sylvester Stallone cranks out so easily and Jason Statham delivers so assuredly in several movies, not excluding Homefront. The latest Stallone-penned action-drama stars this generation’s heir to genre’s throne—Jason Statham, and includes an impressive supporting cast, as well as a solid […]

Women Without Men

Women Without Men

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Telling the story of four very different women living in the tumult of 1953 Tehran, Women without Men, is a visually exquisite and poetic exploration of gender issues that are still prevalent today in Iran, as well as many parts of the world.  Adapted from Shahrnush Parsipur’s novel of the same title, and directed by […]

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Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Thanksgiving, writer/director Will Slocombe is serving an unhealthy helping of family dysfunction in the form of Cold Turkey. Rife with the tired clichés that typically afflict family dramedies and pandemic with unlikable characters, the film is as burdening as the fictional clan it depicts. Poppy (Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show), […]

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As Cool As I Am

As Cool As I Am

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ah, the coming-of-age story. The genre can lend itself to very honest, humorous and heartwarming storytelling. Remember Angela Chase? Remember how her brain was constantly spewing reflections of angst-filled confusion and over analytical wonderment? And, remember how familiar and real it felt? Remember Juno MacGuff? Recall how she was way too smart and funny and […]

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