What was the debut of the year?

Posted by · 6:00 am · November 6th, 2008

Chances are it’s not a prize that studios are going to mount furious campaigns for, but the Guardian First Film Award has the classiest slate of nominees I’ve seen all year. Not so much an award as a nice little citation in their year-end Film&Music edition, their critics have drawn up a list of the […]

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The independent film not to be missed

Posted by · 6:59 am · April 22nd, 2008

Every year the best of independent cinema convenes at a series of festivals and awards programs, most notably the Independent Spirit Awards. In February, Jeff Nichols, a first-time filmmaker, won an ISA for his first feature length film “Shotgun Stories.” The effort chronicles a deadly family feud between two sets of brothers that ensues upon […]

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