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Blindspot 2016: Jellyfish Eyes (2015)

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is well known for his highly imaginative style, his use of bright colours, and cartoon imagery. In his directorial film debut,  Murakami brings us Jellyfish Eyes (or, Mememe no Kurage), released in 2013 in Japan, and 2015 in the United States. Jellyfish Eyes is an adventurous story about family, friendship, […]

The Criterion Blogathon: The Testament of Orpheus (1960)

The finale of famed writer Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, and directed by and starring the writer himself, The Testament of Orpheus (1960) is a beautifully constructed work of surrealist and symbolic art that ruminates on creativity, film, fame, and the nature of reality. The synopsis of the trilogy is as follows: Realizing he is not […]

The 1984-A-Thon: The Times of Harvey Milk

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Directed by Rob Epstein, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1984, The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) tells the story of a man who has become a symbol and an inspiration in the fight for the human rights of marginalised groups, after his untimely death…

The 1984-A-Thon: The Times of Harvey Milk

Directed by Rob Epstein, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1984, The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) tells the story of a man who has become a symbol and an inspiration in the fight for the human rights of marginalised groups, after his untimely death at the hands of a […]