Sean Durkin

TIFF 2013 | Southcliffe (Sean Durkin, UK)—Special Presentation

By Michael Sicinski / August 31, 2013

By Michael Sicinski In evaluating Southcliffe as a TIFF entry, I find myself thinking back to one of Jonathan Rosenbaum’s very best lines of criticism: “Why insist on treating good baba ghanoush as if it were bad peanut butter?” We might then be forced to ask what we do, as gourmands or as critics, when…

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Currency | Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, US)

By Andrew Tracy / September 29, 2011

By Andrew Tracy If “indie-ness” conveys a certain generic intimation unto itself, some of the most celebrated recent independent films have also strategically adopted broader generic tactics, usually related to violence. As sensation, whether shockingly enacted or tautly withheld, has started to become an ever more important element for independents to attract the necessary attention,…

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TIFF Countdown -2: Martha Marcy May Marlene / Afghan Luke / ALPS / The Artist / Beauty / Fable of the Fish / First Position / The Ides of March / Kill List / Le Havre / The Loneliest Planet / Page Eight / Pina / Play / A Separation / Sons of Norway / The Student / Tyrannosaur

By cscope2 / September 6, 2011

Cinema Scope 48 Preview: Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, US)—Special Presentations By Andrew Tracy If “indie-ness” conveys a certain generic intimation unto itself, some of the most celebrated recent independent films have also strategically adopted broader generic tactics, usually related to violence. As sensation, whether shockingly enacted or tautly withheld, has started to become…

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