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This is Not Flight of the Phoenix

At some point, I invented a film. It stars Viggo Mortensen in a desert-based adventure. He rides around on a horse, there’s a downed airplane — or some kind of flying craft — Templars in one of the Crusader states … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

‚ÄčThese comments are not comprehensive and spoiler-ridden. Regrettably, we live in the darkest timeline where “It was better than The Last Stand” is the laughably low bar set for films in the X-Men franchise. And that about sums up my … Continue reading

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Vermont International Film Festival, Day Eight

Saturday took me back to North End Studios for: The Other F-Word slickly packages evergreen heart-string-tugging issues like aging and the changes parenthood demands of people within the context of punk rock musicians who never expected to become survive their … Continue reading

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Vermont International Film Festival, Day Seven

The festival’s final night at FlynnSpace sees a pair of fictional narratives: The Playroom is heartbreaking in its emotional and visual authenticity showing the children of a 1970s American family negotiating the divide between their lives and their parents’. The … Continue reading

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Vermont International Film Festival, Day Six

We returned to FlynnSpace for a double feature Thursday night: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present follows the construction and execution of a performance art piece in which the artist sits in a chair six days a week in the … Continue reading

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Vermont Internationa Film Festival, Day Five

Day five of the Vermont Internationa Film Festival brought us: Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? begins with an hour of context in US-Cuba relations to lay groundwork for a half hour on the Cuban 5, agents inserted by … Continue reading

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Vermont International Film Festival 2012, Day Four

Another single feature last night, this time back at North End Studio: The Raw and the Cooked is a straightforward travelogue through the lands and culinary traditions of Taiwan. With an occasional aside to the politics and science of urbanization … Continue reading

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