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NIFF 2014 boy_military_classic

The documentary is a narrative which tells the story of Manipur, a north-eastern Indian state trying to heal itself through the American game of baseball. Manipur has had a long history of conflicts with the Indian army which has resulted in the martial law. This martial law gives Indian army the liberty to arrest anyone who could be a part of …

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The romantic comedy, like all genres, has familiar rhythms and tropes, ones that connoisseurs know by heart. David Wain’s new comedy They Came Together attempts to jam all those tropes in a blender, set it on obliterate, and come up with the ultimate satirical smoothie of rom com blandness. It’s a terrific conceit, admirably executed …

NP Approved Snowpiercer 2

They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Then again, I don’t think they’ve ever made them quite like this. Joon-ho Bong’s futuristic pic Snowpiercer, his first English-language outing, is unlike anything you have ever seen. It’s a grand story told on an intimate level, bursting with intrigue, excitement, and real…

Reviews The_Case_Against_8_by_Diana_Walker

The fight for marriage equality in California has been long and circuitous. Same-sex marriage has been legalized then illegalized, deemed unconstitutional and held to be required by the state’s constitution. Every time victory seemed clear over the last decade-plus, it was snatched away. As The Case Against 8, the new documentary from …

Reviews transformers1

By the fourth installment, it seems almost pointless to complain about how loud, obnoxious and vacuous the whole experience is with these Transformers films, and yet it is almost impossible to stop. Destruction obsessed director Michael Bay seems hell bent on leaving no building un-demolished, no metropolis …

Film Festival voice-of-the-voiceless

Directed by Maximon Monihan, La Voz De Los Silenciados is a silent (except for certain sound effects) film based on a true story. Olga, a deaf and a dumb girl, gets offered to be a part of a Christian school for the differently abled. Leaving her protective life she comes to the city all alone and gets tricked into a money making sham run by …

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My first trip to space, on Criterions’ dime, takes me all the way to Mars. But it’s not the traditional sense of Mars you and I are quite used to. It’s something different, and it’s pulling me. Robinson Crusoe on Mars tells the story of two astronauts named “Kit” Draper (Paul Mantee) and Dan MacReady (a really young Adam West)

Film Festival locke-9

Eighty minutes of close ups of the handsome and talented Tom Hardy might be a lot of people’s cup of tea. Not is he easy on the eye but he has been known to command the screen even when unrecognisable (The Dark Knight Rises). But to make a narrative out of a string of lingering shots of the England-born lad - therein lies the …

Film Festival i_am_not_a_rock_star_3

Prodigies have the unenviable position of living their entire life under the heavy expectations of the world and their ownselves while always being at the risk of peaking too early and looking back at mere possibilities of what could have been. While career documentaries on prodigies have been done plenty of times before, what sets Bobbi …

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