Raindance 2015 Debrief

Raindance

We’re a bit late with this blog post… Got so caught up in making films and that we forgot to actually get it on the website. Better late than never, eh? So that’s Raindance for another year. For those of you who don’t know, Raindance is a giant, international showcase that celebrates and supports new […]

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Twice Cut Review: Cartel Land

The cartels did a deal with the shadow men

Cartel Land opens with a mystical jungle scene where “cooks” conjure crystal meth in billowing clouds of smoke. “We will keep doing it for as long as God allows it”, they say. Thus we know that this will be a beautiful, cinematic film about the horrors of the, unstoppable, drug trade on the US Mexican […]

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#filmswelove – Full Metal Jacket

Ollie here: I recently spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon re-watching Kubrick’s Vietnam epic Full Metal Jacket. It’s been a long time since I saw it last, but it was a pleasure to be reacquainted with Gny. Sgt. Hartman and to let his lovingly crafted insults wash over me like a cascade of vitriol. I cringed afresh […]

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#filmswelove – Amadeus

Rarely has a film so wilfully indulged in the extravagances of a period as readily as Amadeus did. The Academy Awards it won for Best Make-up, Costume Design and Art Direction may be overshadowed by the five others it took (including Best Picture, and Best Actor), but they were well deserved: the film is a sumptuous evocation […]

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