Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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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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Springsteen & I

Springsteen & I

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

An artist unparalleled in many ways Bruce Springsteen has built his colossal career and his faithful following by lending a voice to the voiceless and the disenfranchised. In a world where everyone wants to be seen as a King or a Queen…or a Boss, he has never stopped making music about the working class, the […]

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Coffee Town

Coffee Town

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Breaking ground as the first full-length feature film produced and distributed by CollegeHumor, the chief producer of digital comedic content for over a decade, Coffee Town poses a very relevant and serious question for today’s young/not-so-young 30-somethings: What would you do if your makeshift office at a Starbucks-esque kind of joint was being threatened by corporate heads […]

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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It has been a while since a film as raw and relevant as Fruitvale Station has come along. Its timely release came during a weekend in which heightened feelings swept the nation, a weekend of fierce contemplation and examination, of strong rhetoric and of sadness, loss and grief. So, naturally the resonance of this film […]

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Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Violet & Daisy (And, its not as pretty as it sounds…)

Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Violet & Daisy (And, its not as pretty as it sounds…)

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

“When you start with the premise of teen assassins who want a dress created by their favorite pop starlet, you’re starting in a place that creates a lot of room for a heightened reality,” starts Geoffrey Fletcher as he begins to explain the world he strove to create with his feature directorial debut VIOLET & […]

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Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive: Scott Coffey talks Adult World

Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive: Scott Coffey talks Adult World

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Fame is this generation’s black plague,” is one of Scott Coffey’s favorite lines from his second feature as a director, Adult World. “I thought it was kind of great line and a great truth,” says Coffey. “We all kind of want it and like it, but to seek fame only is shallow.” Uttered by John […]

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013:  Jenée LaMarque and Zoe Kazan discuss The Pretty One

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Jenée LaMarque and Zoe Kazan discuss The Pretty One

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are two things that screenwriter and director Jenée LaMarque confirms with her first full-length feature film The Pretty One—A)That complex females characters can be brought to life and celebrated on screen in a refreshing, honest, interesting and humorous way; And B) that Jake Johnson has crazy chemistry with actresses named Zoe/Zooey. It took LaMarque, […]

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Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I thought there was no damn way Penn Badgley was performing the vocals as Jeff Buckley in “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” until he confirmed the contrary during a Q&A after the film’s US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. Actor Frank Wood, who plays renowned guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas, said the […]

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Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Visually arresting and psychologically engrossing, Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) is a commanding feature debut from Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin, who with a clear and ambitious vision unearths harsh truths through harsh metaphoric imagery and austere storytelling. Deep in a stark, isolated rural village in Kazakhstan thirteen-year-old Aslan lives with his grandmother. The scientifically-inclined boy is […]

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Before Midnight- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Before Midnight- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t think of a better way to start talking about the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival than to highlight the highly-anticipated Before Midnight, premeiring at the festival later this month. This is the third installment in the ever-engaging story of Jesse and Celine following the beloved Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset(2004). And, what a sweet, satisfying, fulfilling third chapter it […]

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