Category Archives: Rare Posts

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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