Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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Language of a Broken Heart

Language of a Broken Heart

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most romantic comedies are not very good, but in them we can often find at least one redeeming quality. Sometimes it’s a short exchange or dialogue, or a single line, which resonates with us. Sometimes it’s the charm of a lead actor, or the chemistry between protagonists or an impassioned love scene. Language of a […]

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

It always takes an unspeakable tragedy to bring certain painful, embarrassing, sticky, inconvenient truths to the surface. Such is the case for the group of Parisian friends and lovers in Little White Lies. For the most part, the film redeems itself of its length with characters and moments that feel real and honest, which makes […]

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ARGO

ARGO

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each time Ben Affleck directs a film it seems like the world is flabbergasted. “I thought Ben Affleck was done!” I don’t know if anyone truly believed Affleck was ever “done,” but surely either Gone Baby Gone or The Town did something to convince doubters that Affleck would not be exiled from Hollywood. Argo definitely […]

THE WORLD SERIES: HISTORY OF THE FALL CLASSIC

THE WORLD SERIES: HISTORY OF THE FALL CLASSIC

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Playoff baseball has gotten off to an interesting start this season. The addition of a one-game Wild Card round you can’t help but think of how the game has evolved over its long history. So much has changed, but history and tradition are preserved and upheld with reverence, probably more than in any other sport. […]

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Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

From 19th Century England to 21st Century India, director Michael Winterbottom and actress Freida Pinto talk about bringing Thomas Hardy’s story of tradition and modernization, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, into a rich and new light with Trishna.  When acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom first brought Thomas Hardy to the screen in 1996 with Jude (Jude […]

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Tribeca 2012: War Witch (Rebelle)

Tribeca 2012: War Witch (Rebelle)

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Witch: a woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.  Powerful, haunting and compelling, as is magic, War Witch beautifully captures a story about an African teenager trying to find a way to live and to love her unborn child while the taste of abhorrent crimes is still fresh and the gaping […]

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TRIBECA 2012: Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

TRIBECA 2012: Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Skillfully weaving a tension-filled story from rich minimalistic elements Beyond the Hill is driven by the landscape of rural Turkish foothills, the stimulus of isolation and by silence. Director Emin Alper remarkably captures these themes within a story of a conflict that knows no end. Your land is your wealth, but also your heritage. Having roots in small […]

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TRIBECA 2012: YOSSI

TRIBECA 2012: YOSSI

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A moving story of awakening Yossi speaks to the audience on a very intrinsic level, thanks to bare storytelling and a beautifully poignant performance from Ohad Knoller in his return to the award-winng role of Yossi , initiated in 2003 with Yossi & Jagger. Knoller should recieve a slew of awards for his resurrection of Yossi, despite the fact, […]

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Shooting Robert King

Shooting Robert King

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The perception many of us have about war photographers is that they are fearless, venturesome, sharp and resolute men and women driven by adrenaline and purpose. Shooting Robert King does nothing to promote that perception. Instead, the film strips all valor and idealism from the vocation as seen through the career of photojournalist Robert King. […]

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TRIBECA 2012: Death of a Superhero

TRIBECA 2012: Death of a Superhero

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Set between the physical world of a teenage cancer patient and the imaginary comic book world he brings to life in his sketches, Death of a Superhero is a visually and emotionally stimulating film charged not only by fantasy, but by the simple and universal desire to experience love before death. The risk that films about […]

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