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What happens if a group of people is raised in a hermetic space, essentially locked away from the rest of the world but not from the world of film? The intense and fascinating documentary The Wolfpack (2015, Crystal Moselle) provides the answer to that very question by opening a window into a mid-sized apartment on […]

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Recent years have been relatively successful for Scandinavian Cinema and its filmmakers, who constantly show that they are able to deliver good quality films. For instance: ZoZo (Sweden, 2005) by Josef Fares, Let the Right One In (Sweden, 2008) directed by Tomas Alfredson, Dancer in the Dark by Lars Von Tier (Denmark, 2001), The Hunt (Denmark, […]

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Nobody tackles or causes controversy like Quentin Tarantino. May it be sexism, sexploitation, racism – and with a growing presence in his films, politics – he dives straight in, fearless and without restraint. While he is used to receiving mixed reviews from film critics – and this film received mixed reviews galore – the ultimate […]

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It has been two years since Lee Byung- hun showed his acting talents off in a Korean production. He was recently seen in American films such as Terminator Genisys, RED 2 and G.I. Joe Retaliation, and has two English speaking movies in the pipeline: Misconduct, alongside Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins, and Magnificent Seven, a remake of […]


Japanese animation is taking the world by storm. Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Death Note, we all know the names of these animations —and more— as they’ve slowly captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, but animation in Japan has humble beginnings that we rarely think about. One of these is the Utsushi-e, a type of animation […]

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In the beautiful setting of an Alpine resort, time stops. Skips a beat. Rewinds. Fast forwards. It is a luxurious hotel, but it almost feels like a high-end retirement home. The guests, most of whom appear to be in their autumn years, move from having their daily spa time to their doctor’s appointments to their […]


Try to picture it: Pinewood Studios on a brisk Friday night, the champagne is flowing, and filmmakers, actors, and guests of honour are dressed in their finest. Guessed what the event is yet? No? It’s the Lift-Off Film Festival Awards Show. It’s not quite the Oscars, but it’s the largest independent film festival in the […]