Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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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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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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