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LONDON 2015: Interview with Bao Nguyen
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LONDON 2015: Interview with Bao Nguyen

Live From New York! looks back at an American institution.  With more than 800 episodes, Saturday Night Live has endured 40 years of social and political change, giving a different take on American culture every week for millions of viewers. Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen has been making documentary shorts and features […]

VENICE 2015 – Frenzy – Emin Alper Interview
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VENICE 2015 – Frenzy – Emin Alper Interview

Emin Alper is now two for two at major European festivals. His 2012 debut Beyond the Hill picked up the Caligari Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and his follow-up, Frenzy, has just this Saturday scooped the Special Jury Prize at Venice. It’s an impressive, and not undeserved start to […]

Robin Hardy – The Wicker Man and Beyond
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Robin Hardy – The Wicker Man and Beyond

In 2013, The Wicker Man returned to cinemas across the country to celebrate 40 years since it first launched into a mostly unappreciative world. How things have changed. From beginnings that saw it dumped on the undercard of a double-bill with Don’t Look Now, it’s become an indisputable classic. Take […]

Green Room – Jeremy Saulnier Cannes Interview
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Green Room – Jeremy Saulnier Cannes Interview

In 2013, Blue Ruin burst onto the scene, a grim whirlwind of stripped down revenge and graphic violence. Keeping to the colour-coded theme, American writer/director Jeremy Saulnier has returned with an even more violent blow-out of a film. Premiering in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Green Room is the best neo-Nazi […]

Indiegogo – Miranda Fleming Interview
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Indiegogo – Miranda Fleming Interview

Financing a film is a notoriously tricky process. There are legendary stories of budgetary excess, but the problem nearly everyone faces is getting anything to be excessive with. Many great films almost fell at that first hurdle, while we’ve missed out on countless others that never got the green light. […]