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Before We Vanish by Daniel Gorman Film

Sator | Jordan Graham

Sator is a distinctive, genuinely novel and unsettling contribution to the horror genre. Made almost entirely by one person — writer/director/producer Jordan Graham also built his own sets, recorded the sound, and acted as his own editor and cinematographer — Sator feels markedly different from…

February 18, 2021
Photo: Cannes Film Festival
Before We Vanish by Charles Lyons-Burt Film

Until the Birds Return | Karim Moussaoui

Karim Moussaoui’s Until the Birds Return boasts a multi-narrative, ensemble structure, weaving between the lives of three modestly connected sets of characters. The film’s focus is on the subjects’ separate experiences and what they say, taken together, about contemporary, post-colonial Algerian life. But Until the Birds Return isn’t self-congratulatory in the way…

April 28, 2020
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