The Filmmaker’s House

Isaacs may be mending fences with his neighbours, and his home may bring xenophobes and migrants, Muslims and Jews, all under the one convivial roof – but there is not enough room here to accommodate the awful, insistent reality of Mikel’s problems or, precisely, his homelessness. The Filmmaker’s House Review by Anton Bitel @AntBit Share this Directed by Marc Isaacs Starring Keith Martin Luz Nery Villada Rachel Wexler Anticipation. Published 24 Jun 2021 Share this So The Filmmaker’s House seems to offer itself as a cordial alternative to the kind…

Fatima

Flashes of destruction and violence look amateur and spliced in from another film. This undermines the adept quality of scenery and carefully considered camera work displayed earlier. Each interval provides a useful opportunity to refocus, analyse and engage with the wider questions around the cost of faith. In Retrospect. Fatima succeeds most with its world-building. Enjoyment. It’s established that the two share different views, with Nichols serving as an entry point for both non-believers and those unfamiliar with faith-based films. Yet what’s truly unsettling is how in these fleeting moments…

Uncovering a new wave of innovative Greek documentaries

We are then confronted with people who long for life, beauty and excitement, despite the confines of old age and societal neglect. After a migration to online screenings for 2020, this year the festival adopts a hybrid format of screenings in open-air cinemas and terraces, as well as an online component that runs between June 24 and July 4, while also presenting a new podcast section to explore the affinities between the genres. Of the massive line-up, we’ve decided to focus on five Greek documentaries, each with diverse subject matters…

The first trailer for The Harder They Fall revives the Black Western with style

For first-time feature director Jeymes Samuel — a music supervisor for Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby film, and a frequent collaborator with Jay-Z, who’s credited as a producer on The Harder They Fall — this is familiar territory, the same subject material covered in his album They Die By Dawn and the short film produced to accompany it. Share this Words Charles Bramesco @intothecrevasse Share this Share this Earlier this year, boutique streaming service the Criterion Channel programmed a twelve-film series of Black Westerns, looking back on the golden era of…

Fast & Furious 9

Enjoyment. Naturally mileage may vary based on the tolerance one has for car chases and dialogue that has no basis in the way human beings actually talk to one another, and at least half an hour could have been shaved off the 145-minute runtime. When his old crew turns up with news that their associate Mr. Absolute lack of any family resemblance aside, it’s an inspired choice: while Diesel’s Dominic Toretto is the cool, calm and collected Head of the Family, little brother Jacob is the hotheaded prodigal son turned…