Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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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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TRIBECA 2012: Jack and Diane

TRIBECA 2012: Jack and Diane

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everyone likes some summer lovin’ in NYC, especially when two teenage girls and cannibalistic nightmares are involved. At the heart of Jack and Diane, we find a rather simple love story, about two teenagers stumbling while they navigate the new and overwhelming feelings that come with first love.  Beyond that, there is an element of […]

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TRIBECA 2012: Free Samples

TRIBECA 2012: Free Samples

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

A super-concentrated example of the common desultory attitude residing in the hearts and minds of several many twentysomethings Free Samples tries to lend a voice to this generation’s brand of slackers, and it tries hard! A good cast does what it can, but with the labored humor and a plot to match, they cannot strengthen an otherwise brittle comedy. […]

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NoNAMES

NoNAMES

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A land of NoNAMES, a small town dwelling which may not even have a name itself, breeds very little but conflict and inner turmoil for Kevin and his friends… his girlfriend, his neighbors and his dog. Its no wonder why Kevin is intent on staying in Fill In the Blank, Wisconsin. NoNAMES is so forcibly […]

Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michelle Danner is an accomplished woman, and not the kind of accomplished you can really keep score of, but the kind that really makes a difference, the kind that creates real influence. While she has been guiding, teaching, instructing famous actors and unknown actors alike for the better part of the last twenty years, Danner […]

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Special Treatment

Special Treatment

| January 17, 2012

A provocative parallel between two seemingly unrelated professions and a bare and audacious performance from celebrated French screen actress Isabelle Huppert are the only two elements of Special Treatment that keep us engaged or even attentive. The film, written and directed by Jeanne Labrune, keeps us drudging along a tedious exploration of potentially interesting characters […]

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