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On the Horizon: Films from CIFF (Part Two)

Weekend 2

Long, unbroken shots with minimal dialog that brings the idea of film as an art to the forefront. The story is compiled exclusively by reading between the lines, interpreting hearsay, and jumping to conclusions. An interesting twist on the theme of man vs. nature where men appropriately bristle at the sound of the wind flailing against the leaves. Read the rest of this entry


On the Horizon: Films from CIFF (Part One)

For those keen to the indie movie scene, here’s a quick rundown of the deluge of films I saw over two weekends at the 45th Chicago International Film Festival. Not as many gems as last year which included The Wrester, Let the Right One In, and Timecrimes, but, looking back, I’m not sure that level could ever be reached again. Read the rest of this entry