Yield

Advertisements Following in the footsteps of Ron Fricke’s Baraka and Godfrey Reggio’s  Koyaanisqatsi, Victor Tagaro’s Yield is an experimental film that shifts away from the typical form of the documentary and presents a visceral and enthralling experience. Yield explores the living conditions…

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CIFF 2018: Day 3 Finds

Advertisements Day three I saw a stellar pair of films that were not easy to manage together. All in all, the Cinematografo Film Festival is shaping up to be a time filled with films that are beautiful, unique and humane stories that…

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CIFF 2018: Day 2 Discoveries

Advertisements Day two at Cinematografo was filled with a couple stunning, and remarkably different, documentaries along with a delicate experimental film. Following Signal Rock, the festival has kept churning out intimate looks at Filipino culture and society from many angles. In the…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Advertisements Music is one of the most powerful forces a film can use to evoke emotion and tell a story, and Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Bryan Singer, is no stranger to a well-placed song. Unfortunately, when the music fades and the script…

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The Beguiled

Advertisements Sofia Coppola’s take on Thomas Cullinan’s novel The Beguiled (or The Painted Devil)—and by association Don Siegel’s 1971 film adaptation—is a dusky, sensual and twisted sort of fairytale. Coppola’s version is vastly different tonally, as she attempts to share the same…

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Black Sabbath

Advertisements Back when Black Sabbath, arguably one of the most influential bands in metal history, was starting out, they weren’t called Black Sabbath. Instead, the legendary metal gods went by the soft, rather hippy-sounding name Mother. After failing to have anyone show…

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Colette

Advertisements Wash Westmoreland’s Colette is a delightfully subversive take on the typical period piece that thoroughly, albeit perhaps unexpectedly, engages its viewers. It is a film that skillfully flips its genre’s stereotypes on their heads—it is fiery, bold, and honest. In addition…

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