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Tanner Tafelski

Queen of Lapa Interview - 2019 Documentary by Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

Safe Space: An Interview with ‘Queen of Lapa’ Directors Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

Tanner Tafelski Interviews ‘Queen of Lapa’ Directors Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

You Want It Darker: A MoMI Series Depicts Vladimir Putin’s Russia as Violent and Corrupt

“MoMI’s series is an unflattering depiction of Mother Russia that isn’t new, but these films in particular — and this series in general — provide narratives that illustrate the specifics of Putin’s disorderly government…”

See and Be Seen: Aaron Schimberg’s ‘Chained for Life’

“In a borough of New York teeming with independent and micro-budget filmmakers, Aaron Schimberg is one of the handful to keep an eye out for with every new work that he makes.”

Jim McKay’s ‘En el Séptimo Día’: An Immigrant Fairy Tale

“With flexible, transparent cinematography by Charles Libin, the film captures, beat by beat, moment by moment, José’s actions and movements as he bikes, makes deliveries and encounters his boss, friends and customers.”

Ari Aster Essay - Hereditary

Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary’: Hollow Horror

“What’s truly terrifying about ‘Hereditary’ is how empty it really is.”

‘Tormenting the Hen’ Director Theodore Collatos on the Use and Misuse of Language

Tanner Tafelski Interviews Theodore Collatos

Gabe Klinger’s ‘Porto’: A Middling, Moody Romance

“‘Porto’ aims for atmosphere but merely achieves it with convention.”

Clothes Make the Man: Remembering Harry Dean Stanton

“Harry Dean Stanton was dependable, durable and made whatever part his own, no matter how big or small.”