Tag Archive: OFCS

Review: Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong, 2015) – SFIFF 2016

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If I had realized before I had begun the film that its director had made Hill of Freedom (which screened at last year’s SFIFF), I wouldn’t have watched it. As it was, I recognized… Continue reading

Review: Peter and the Farm (Stone, 2016) – SFIFF 2016

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Peter Dunning–farmer, artist, poet–owns and operates Vermont’s Mile Hill Farm, a nearly two-hour drive from Burlington, the state’s largest city. Vermont, which produced Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, is the second least populous… Continue reading

Review: Suite Armoricaine (Breton, 2015) – SFIFF 2016 Preview

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A suite, in musical terms, is an ordered set of instrumental pieces, often thematically or tonally linked. Though Pascale Breton‘s sophomore feature, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Locarno, is named after the popular bawdy… Continue reading

Review: Grass (Chopra, 2016) – CAAMFest 2016

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Cam (Emily Chang) and Jinky (Pia Shah, former CAAM Media Fund Director) are in a park. And, for the course of the hour-long movie, they never leave that park. They have a backpack… Continue reading

Review: The Kids (Yu, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016

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As a new parent, I often wonder what it would have been like to have had my first baby at a younger age, when I was more energetic and my body more resilient.… Continue reading

Review: Operation Popcorn (Grabias, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016 Preview

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If you don’t know much about the Hmong living in the U.S., Operation Popcorn will be an eye-opening documentary. If you do (or are Hmong yourself), you might be intrigued at the behind-the-scenes… Continue reading

Review: Drawing the Tiger (Benson & Squire, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016 Preview

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Through their first feature-length documentary film, Drawing the Tiger, filmmakers Amy Benson and Scott Squire follow the fortunes of one rural Nepali family over the course of seven years. The Darnals are typical Nepali… Continue reading

Review: Certain Women (Reichardt, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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You came to watch Certain Women for the cast (headliners: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern), for director Kelly Reichardt, or even, if you’re a bibliophile, for Maile Meloy. And you were not… Continue reading

Review: As You Are (Joris-Peyrafitte, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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The festival (and cinema in general) is heavy on coming-of-age tales; As You Are (whose title is a reference to the Nirvana song “Come As You Are“) brings my Sundance tally this year to… Continue reading

Review: Tickled (Farrier & Reeve, 2016) – Sundance 2016

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A conspiracy involving tickling? A nefarious tickling industrial complex? Are you sure we’re still browsing the documentary section? The desire to find out if this film description was real or just a gag–and,… Continue reading