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Sergei Eisenstein

AI in the Movies
Thursday, 11 July 2024 08:44

AI in the Movies

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Brett Gregory interviews Dr Paula Murphy (Dublin City University) about her new book, ‘AI in the Movies’ Hi, my name is Brett Gregory, and this is a podcast interview for the UK arts, culture and politics website, Culture Matters. What follows is an extremely interesting discussion with the author of…
Telling the same story over and over: Hollywood remakes of British films
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 20 May 2024 19:01

Telling the same story over and over: Hollywood remakes of British films

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Jon Baldwin and Brett Gregory review ‘Hollywood Remakes of Iconic British Films: Class, Gender and Stardom’, by Agnieszka Rasmus, (Edinburgh University Press, 2024) ‘I can always take it to the Americans. They're people who recognize young talent, give it a chance, they are.’- Charlie Croker, The Italian Job (1969) Agnieszka…
There’s Still Tomorrow
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 18 April 2024 14:09

There’s Still Tomorrow

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This is a brilliant directorial debut of Italian actress, Paola Cortellesi. Sharp, elegant and passionate, she tells a story of the past with great love and great joy. Set in Rome just after the second world war, the Americans are patrolling the roads giving chocolate to the locals. Some people…
'Zone of Interest' and Glazergate: The director’s challenge and the Zionist reaction
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 29 March 2024 13:07

'Zone of Interest' and Glazergate: The director’s challenge and the Zionist reaction

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Jonathan Glazer is the Academy Award and BAFTA winning director of Zone of Interest, a film that highlights the “dehumanization” going on outside the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where the carnage only appears on the off-screen soundtrack. He has come under attack not for anything in the film but…
The Trust Fall: Julian Assange
Saturday, 16 March 2024 12:06

The Trust Fall: Julian Assange

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Brett Gregory interviews the director of The Trust Fall: Julian Assange, and reviews the film Kym Staton appears on screen, tired. In the little Zoom box in front of me he is sitting at a table in a little box room in a hotel with his head a little bowed.…
'Americonned' film review: how we're conned by capitalism in the US and Britain
Tuesday, 05 March 2024 17:52

'Americonned' film review: how we're conned by capitalism in the US and Britain

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Hi, my name is Brett Gregory, Associate Editor for the UK arts, culture and politics website, Culture Matters, and this is my review of Sean Claffey’s 2023 documentary, Americonned. Throughout the 20th century Hollywood often hypnotised us with its mirages of the United States which were altogether beautiful, beguiling and…
My Favourite Cake
Monday, 19 February 2024 15:22

My Favourite Cake

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My Favourite Cake, the story of an elderly divorcée looking for love, could be seen as just a bittersweet crowd-pleasing romantic comedy. What happens in this movie is quite normal for these kinds of films, but it also happens to be set in Tehran, and My Favourite Cake has become…
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