Author Archives: Sartaj Govind Singh

About Sartaj Govind Singh

Notes from a distant observer: “Sartaj is a very eccentric fellow with a penchant for hats. He likes watching films and writes about them in great analytical detail. He has an MA degree in Philosophy and has been known to wear Mickey Mouse ears on his birthday.”

Brief Consideration: Song to Song (2017)

At his very best, Terrence Malick can move the audience with an impressionist style that weaves imagery together like a constantly shifting and mesmerising puzzle in motion. At once, his imperceptible films can reveal deeply personal remembrances as well as … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: Pagans (2017)

In the post-screening Q&A for Pagans, lead actor Valentin Samokhin and director of photography/producer, Maxim Trapo sketched out the origins of the film. The picture initially started life as a play (written by Ann Yablonskaya) that was performed twice a month in … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: All Will End Soon (2017)

All Will End Soon is the directorial debut from Aleksei Rybin, who previously worked in the Russian film industry as a screenwriter as well as being the guitarist for the Soviet rock band- Kino. The picture is a dramatic illustration of … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: Attraction (2017)

Attraction is a seismic outburst of a movie. Like many of the science fiction pictures that have pervaded the history of cinema, its lens is sharply focused on the illumination of a prevalent issue and theme. In the pre-screening Q&A, … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: Introduction (2017)

In its auspicious return this year, the Russian Film Week delivered an even greater assortment of films, workshops and post-screening Q&A sessions. However, the keynote scheme that was emphasised at the opening press conference was the festival’s budding new partnership with the … Continue reading

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Personal Reflection: Twin Peaks (2017)

To me, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks transcended the usual disposable nature of prime-time television and instead became a healing and transformative mosaic. Earlier this year, I lost a friend due to the changing nature of the relationship, … Continue reading

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Personal Post: An Appeal of Support for Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks Fan Film

Humble reader, today I step from behind the curtain to reveal that the film reviewer indeed has a heart. The subject of this rarefied personal post is an appeal for support of a great friend and Twin Peaks fan. Cameron Cloutier’s … Continue reading

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