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  Watch Video Last month we reported on the speculation surrounding an enigmatic new project, Public Access, which A24 announced by means of a cryptic Tweet. The Internet then promptly took it upon itself to decipher the coordinates of...   read

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  Watch Video In recent years, there have been a slate of innocuous sunset biopics, retelling the stories of famous performers. From Annette Bening’s performance as an aging Gloria Grahame in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool t...   read

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The fact that it’s taken over 90 years for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to start to rectify its inequality is almost inconceivable, yet here we are. Per a recent press release, the institution behin...   read
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  Watch Video Another streaming service, or a roster of films headed for the public domain? Earlier this week indie entertainment company A24 tweeted a cryptic new project called ‘#A24PublicAccess’, which has opened up a mi...   read

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  Watch Video Anima is an experimental short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, signalling the release of the eponymous album by Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke. The pair had previously worked together on the video for Daydreamin...   read

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  Watch Video The possibility of a Blackadder revival has been on the table for a while, but this week Richard Curtis has revived speculation by mentioning a ‘gorgeous’ reunion between frontmen Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinso...   read

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If we think about all the Sherlock Holmes adaptations that have come to the big screen over the last decade or so, we’re spoilt for choice. Now, with the announcement of an adaptation of Enola Holmes, I’m looking forward to seeing something a bit different, namely a female lead in the form of Stranger Things superstar Millie Bobby Brown.   read

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  Watch Video Shakespeare can be a very polarising subject, as we've been debating at length here among the Flixist staff. But if the long-winded passages just aren't for you, and you don't share the Brits' appreciation for the Bard, the...   read
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The upcoming English-language Hello Kitty movie is a ploy for Saniro to take over the world. I truly believe this and I don’t just mean dominating the product market: I’m talking about building an all-out Kitty ...   read

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  Watch Video There is something undeniably addictive about Bo Burnham’s work, and watching Eighth Grade only deepened my appreciation for him. He intrigues and saddens me in equal measure because he’s prodigiously gifted. How ...   read
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  Watch Video Buckle up and hold onto your cookies, nerds, because Season 2 of Final Space is officially on its way. This week two new trailers have dropped for the second instalment, which were released on both Youtube (by AdultSwim,...   read

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  Watch Video Canadian-born Muslim Tarek Mounib had lived most of his life with a cultural double-identity. One day, he suddenly had the idea to offer any willing participants in the US a free trip to Egypt and to film the experience, ...   read
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  Watch Video More people ought to take a moment to hear about the great wrong Netflix inflicted on many of its subscribers today, announcing the second season of Final Space and immediately changing its mind, sending a highly expectan...   read
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  Watch Video A few days ago the news dropped that season 5 of Black Mirror was ready to roll, and today Netflix released a handful of trailers detailing what we can expect in the new season. Landing on 5 June, the three new previews may...   read

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  Watch Video The year is 1613. The Globe Theatre, the embodiment of Shakespeare’s life work, has just burned to the ground, and the heartbroken writer has abandoned his work altogether, returning to his hometown of Stratford-upon-...   read
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Avengers: Endgame has fast become a part of history. With its monumental $1.3 billion opening weekend, the film was nothing short of a cultural event, solidifying the MCU in modern history. Yet in the hype it&rsq...   read
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  Watch Video Many people switch off when it comes to politics -- and rightly so. Politicians are typically disassociated with the working classes, and for many it’s either a case of fierce loyalty to the upheld order of things or di...   read

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  Watch Video I know what you’re thinking -- but first things first, just to be 100% clear, rest assured that I will be watching Endgame this week. Yes, reader, I’m on your side. Willingly or otherwise, I’ve sat through...   read

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  Watch Video French director Eva Husson isn’t one to shy away from danger. Her previous film, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) pretty much says all you need to know about her head-on filmmaking style. While watching Girls of the Sun,...   read
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  Watch Video I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to attend a select theatrical screening of the Israeli film Trip of Compassion, both from a psychological point of view and as a critic attempting to make objective sense of the d...   read

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  Watch Video French cinema is an area of filmmaking I’m really enthused by, and since learning about it as a student, the sheer novelty of the New Wave has always remained an area of fascination. Like many before me, I have a lo...   read

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I had the opportunity to catch up with director Rodney Evans following the world premiere of his documentary Vision Portraits -- in the second part of the interview, here’s what he had to say about the creative a...   read
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I had the opportunity to catch up with director Rodney Evans following the world premiere of his genre-defying, creatively pioneering documentary Vision Portraits at SXSW. Here’s what he had to say about the creative process behind his striking film, his cinematic influences and some of the ways he translated thought onto the big screen.   read
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I had the opportunity to interview directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts for their profoundly moving documentary For Sama at SXSW this year. Talking about the production process and deep humanity of the film, here’s what they had to say. For SamaDirectors: Waad al-Kateab and Edward WattsRating: TBCRelease Date: March 11, 2019 (SXSW World Premiere)   read
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For whatever reason, this SXSW was my year of documentaries. Maybe it’s because I like the journalistic element of them, and maybe it’s because they’ve put on show histories, cultures and politics in a way t...   read

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Strange Negotiations was a deeply personal and heartfelt documentary, an essay film exploring one man’s crisis of faith. Named after the eponymous album released by Christian/pop crossover band Pedro and the Lion in 201...   read

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It’s been a fantastic year for movies at SXSW. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve eaten more queso than I care to see again in my lifetime, and, attending for the first time, I can’t adequately ...   read
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Maybe it’s in the name, but this is a dream of a film. To see a film completely sold out at the end of a festival is rare, but owing to its unique, funny, tenderness, Olympic Dreams was something truly special. Filmed o...   read

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  Watch Video To anyone who’s a fan of country music, the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, is the holy grail, a place of pilgrimage and wonder. People come from far and wide across the United States and beyond to visit this unassuming lit...   read

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  Watch Video Pig Hag is one of the best, most truthful films I’ve seen this festival. I don't say that flippantly -- there have been astounding documentaries tackling weighty issues -- but this narrative serves to uncover anothe...   read

 

About Sian Francis Coxone of us since 2:37 PM on 04.26.2018

Based in the UK, Sian is an editor and regular contributor to Flixist, with bylines at Destructoid, and has worked as managing editor for Film Enthusiast. Her specialism is in early European arthouse cinema, and her tastes vary from silent comedies to Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and Marvel.
 
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