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Film Review: The New Girlfriend (2015)

I had been holding off writing a review of The New Girlfriend for a while now, because I don’t think I can do it justice. This will surely rank as one of the top films of the year for me and I don’t want to do it a disservice. I’m not a professional film critic, I hadn’t even heard of François Ozon until my friend asked me to come and see this film. The firs[...]

Film Review: Play (2011)

Clicking throughout Amazon looking for more DVDs to add to the collection, I catch a glimpse of Play. An indie looking film from Sweden, directed by Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure / De ofrivilliga) based on a series of actual crimes consisting of stealing via bullying and intimidation that occurred in central Gothenberg. Sold. I've always been intrigued in [...]

Photographer Interview: Marco Fava

Marco Fava's photographs document the human traces left behind on Italy's natural and industrial landscape. Tell us a little about yourself and your work. I live in Piacenza, a small city in north Italy and I work as a freelance architect. I became interested in photography many years ago, but it wasn't until my university studies that my approach to ph[...]

Film Review: I Am Yours (2013)

After initially doing the rounds at a number of film festivals, then circulated by Film Movement and subsequently picked up on Netflix, “I Am Yours” is one of those films you are truly thankful was able to find its way onto your screen. Holding 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and serving as the Norwegian Oscar Submission in 2013, it is clear I am not alone in rat[...]

Only in China

Jostled up against the northern bank of the Sham Chun River, the dividing line between China and Hong Kong, lies the adolescent city of Shenzhen. Both the city and its average inhabitant, are under 30 years of age, and in these three short decades this city has packed in the type of socio-economic and cultural development that has taken most European cities [...]

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