Forever in Leone’s shadow, Corbucci however made a series of distinctive and critically lauded Spaghetti Westerns
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The story, such as it is, proceeds like a documentary. We just follow, usually from a distance, what people do.
The filmmaker insists that this forgotten war on the eastern reaches of Europe is a throwback to the kind of atritional warfare of position which was supposed to never happen again.
Ultimately the film succeeds in reclaiming the song and the context in which it was written. It feels designed to introduce people to a world of serious thought that created a popular sensation.
Majid Al-Remaihi’s film is partly an attempt to rescue or retrieve something both of his mother and himself.
Kim Torres’ film portrays a kind of detachment that is all too familiar, but imbues it with a wistfulness rather than any sense of criticism.
Ahmad Saleh’s new animation is disconcertingly beautiful, but the tension between the intricate precision of the filmmaking and the brutal pain of the subject matter is precisely the point.
Simone Bozzelli’s film explores the dangers and pleasures of playfulness, and specifically unstructured play, where the rules have not been decided on, and identity can become fluid.
Gun crime and its consequences are the subject of When Claude Got Shot, a brilliantly wide-ranging and nuanced examination of a topic that all too often lives in black and white simplicities.