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September 16, 2019

by Daniel Gorman Film Streaming Scene

Ana, Mon Amour | Calin Peter Netzer

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…

September 16, 2019
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by Luke Gorham Film

Anne at 13,000 Ft. | Kazik Radwanski

Anne at 13,000 Ft. only occasionally utilizes medium shots, and nothing wide, so committed is it to staying close to its titular subject, to actualizing the suffocating feel of her existence. Anne’s (Deragh Campbell) presence vacillates between lax and unhinged, with a kind of…

September 16, 2019
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by Matt McCracken Film

Saturday Fiction | Lou Ye

Set amidst the spy games of Allied and Axis intelligence agencies in Shanghai’s neutral French Concession, Saturday Fiction tracks famed actress and Allied agent Jean Yu (Gong Li) as she — having returned to the city with the cover of assuming the lead role…

September 16, 2019
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by Daniel Gorman Film

The Sleepwalkers | Paula Hernandez

Paula Hernandez‘s The Sleepwalkers begins with the sounds of a ticking clock and running water over a black screen. The noises increase in intensity until they sound like a roaring ocean, waves lapping up against the shore. Luisa (Erica Rivas) awakes and finds her…

September 16, 2019
by Taylor Murnane Music Obscure Object

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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