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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival: Stray Dogs Review

    Edinburgh International Film Festival: Stray Dogs Review

    5/5
    From its vivid and dystopian opening shot to its near 15 minute long closing scene of gut wrenching emotions, Ming-Liang Tsai’s Stray Dogs is a gallery of the moving image telling a story of human endurance. Tsai unveils a simple two part narrative of the life of a father (Kang-Sheng Lee) and his two children [...]

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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up One

    Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up One

    Hyena (*) We were told that Gerard Johnson’s Hyena was selected for the opening night film for EIFF 2014 because it was ‘emblematic’ of what the festival is all about. A case of a film with a bold vision, one where the style is substance and that style/substance will thrill us and uplift us. Then [...]

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  • Open City Docs Fest: Web Junkie

    Open City Docs Fest: Web Junkie

    3/5
    China is the first country to declare internet addiction a clinical disorder

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  • Open City Docs Fest: Manakamana

    Open City Docs Fest: Manakamana

    4/5
    Manakamana has been described as the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory’s version of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, wherein he filmed several minute long unbroken takes of anyone he thought of interest, but fortunately that description proves reductive.

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  • Open City Docs Fest: Particle Fever Review

    Open City Docs Fest: Particle Fever Review

    2/5
    With plenty of flashy infographics and inspirational monologues, Particle Fever is pop science at its most populist.

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  • My Last Round DVD Review

    My Last Round DVD Review

    2/5
    After a simple but elegantly coordinated opening passage in which the two main characters are revealed and given some depth, writer/director Julio Jorquera Arriagada goes on to fail to add any further layers to his leads.

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