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Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Only Lovers Left Alive might be world renowned auteur Jim Jarmusch’s most widely accessible film, but that doesn’t mean it’s a straight up vampire story or a tale of lovers under strain. It’s a eulogy for a dying way of life that paints the filmmaker as the last of a dying breed.

Worldwide Short Film Festival Preview

Andrew Parker, James Farrington, Phil Brown, and Jenna Hossack take a look at a bunch of programs in this year's 18th annual CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. We take a look at comedy, drama, Christmas, love, families, kids films, surrealism, and many other disparate elements that come together to make this festival one of the city's most endearingly eclectic.

Immortals Review

Director Tarsem Singh previously made two visually stunning, but incredibly boring and boneheaded films (The Cell, The Fall) before taking on his latest film Immortals. Undoubtedly talented when it comes to visuals, his latest film somehow manages to rank as the least of his efforts, but not for lack of trying. Whereas his past efforts have been ambitious failures, there simply isn’t anything in this sword and sandals epic that hasn’t been done before, or better, hundreds of times before.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Trailer

An intense new trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has hit the web. The film — an adaptation of the John le Carré's novel of the same name — is the first English-language effort from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson. Set during the coldest days of the Cold War, semi-retired spy George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is enlisted by MI6 to help sniff out a Soviet double agent within their ranks.