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September 16, 2019

#StreamingScene by Daniel Gorman Film

Ana, Mon Amour | Calin Peter Netzer

September 16, 2019

With Ana, Mon Amour, director Calin Peter Netzer is desperately trying to align himself with the great figures of doomed romantic cinema, from Rivette and Cassavettes to Bergman and Pialat. That’s certainly a bold aspiration, although given that rarified air it is perhaps unsurprising that he misses the mark. Charting the tumultuous relationship of Toma (Mircea Postelnicu) and Ana (Diana Cavallioti) from infatuated, horny college students to parenthood to middle aged divorcees, Netzer tries his hardest to inject some life into…

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#ObscureObject by Taylor Murnane Music

Cecil Frena | Pit Boss

Cecil Frena, formerly known as Born Gold, has never really stuck to one genre, but has always been known for his tender, poignant lyrics and experimental, pop-leaning sounds. It was only since abandoning that previous moniker in favor of using his god-given name that…

September 16, 2019
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