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The Raftman's Razor

The Raftman’s Razor… or one screenwriter’s whirlwind experience on the film festival circuit

For me, one of the treats of this year’s film festival season was hearing the saga of my friends’ short film The Raftman’s Razor first getting accepted at the Sundance Film Festival, then barrelling through the festival circuit, reaping not only audience awards, but critics’ awards as well. Screenwriter Joel Haskard happens to be an …

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BBC2 dips into the sexy side of Victorian England: Tipping the Velvet author Sarah Waters

2002 has turned into quite a banner year for Sarah Waters. At 36, the Welsh-born, London-based writer found herself to be the youngest author on the 2002 shortlist for literature’s prestigious Booker Prize for her latest work, the twisty Victorian mystery Fingersmith. Though this recognition garnered much attention for the writer, it turned out that …

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Sarah Peirse in RAIN

The Scent of Rain: A Conversation with Christine Jeffs and John Toon

“When the rain came, it came first as the scent of rain…” – Kirsty Gunn, Rain Like a slightly faded and worn photograph from the seventies, Christine Jeffs’ new film Rain, based on the acclaimed novel by Kirsty Gunn, is a hazy dream of a coming-of-age story. Looking at the world through the eyes of …

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Yo La Tengo

Moby Octopad’s L’Hippocampe Rendezvous: Yo La Tengo and the Documentaries of Jean Painlevé

As much as Seattleites like to grumble about Paul Allen’s bloated architectural monstrosity, the Experience Music Project (or EMP), one can’t help but appreciate the musical treats that the museum has been sponsoring around town. One of the latest offerings to try to win over the public is the Music + Film series, concentrating mainly …

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