Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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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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CINEMATOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“A cinematographer has to design and write a story, starting at the beginning, through the evolution to the end. That’s why I consider my profession is as a writer of light,” shares Italian cinematographer and three-time Academy Award Winner, Vittorio Storaro, one of 16 voices lending their individual sage about their craft to Cinematography, a […]

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ANOTHER HAPPY DAY

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY

| November 18, 2011

Amidst all the hopelessness and despair, the murkiness and affliction, the chemical imbalances and drug use, the repression and psychoses, a definitively distinguished cast, with an especially remarkable Ellen Barkin at the helm, shapes a family we can all recognize. Another Happy Day uses a run-of-the-mill platform of a wedding to air out the enduring […]

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When Harry Tries to Marry

When Harry Tries to Marry

| October 18, 2011

Arranged marriage or marrying for love? That seems to be the question. Valid cases can be made for both and the debate can set the foundation for a promising, thoughtful and witty romantic comedy. It really is too bad that When Harry Tries to Marry is none of those things. Culture clashes and identity struggles […]

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Director Daron Ker Discusses His Work & The Future of Film in Cambodia

Director Daron Ker Discusses His Work & The Future of Film in Cambodia

| October 10, 2011

Documentary filmmaking has brought Daron Ker to tremendous points, from returning to his homeland of Cambodia for the first time since he was a child to the depths of biker culture and the life of the Fryed Brothers. With a rich background and a unique vista that comes through in his filmmaking and sheds light […]

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HELL AND BACK AGAIN

HELL AND BACK AGAIN

| October 5, 2011

Skillfully and fluently, photojournalist and director Danfung Dennis presents us with a poignant panorama capturing the phantoms of the battlefields in rural Afghanistan and those facing a young wounded Marine at home in North Carolina. With polished imagery, unmuddled matter and harsh truths, Hell and Back Again is a salient composition on the war in […]

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BUCK

BUCK

| October 4, 2011

How does a documentary about a child trick-roper turned cowboy turned horse whisperer serve as an all-encompassing reflection of the human condition? How can a man named Buck not only amaze people with the way he understands and communicates with horses, but actually make us think introspectively– and not just the horse owners who visit […]