NaFF BLOG

Marvin Hamlisch, RIP
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has passed away at age 68. Hamlisch has certainly left his impression on the world of film music. He won Oscars for his work on The Way We Were and The Sting. On Broadway, he created A Chorus Line. And he’s one of only three composers to win an Oscar,…

Short of the Week
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Discovered a great site called Short of the Week, and I discovered because their highlighted short of the week is The Armoire, which won Best Narrative Short at the 2010 Nashville Film Festival. Director Jamie Travis (who came back as a juror for the 2011 NaFF), has directed his debut feature, For a Good Time, Call… which…

More TIFF Announcements
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The Toronto International Film Festival announced even more titles this week, including the Midnight Madness and Vanguard films, which usually contain some of the best genre cinema to be found. That fancy little picture above is for a Norwegian film called Thale, about two forensics clean-up specialists who find a siren in the basement of…

Sight & Sound Poll
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Sight & Sound has released their decennial poll of movie critics naming the best films of all time. For the first time in many decades Citizen Kane is knocked off the roost, replaced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It also includes a bevy of silent classics such as Man With a Movie Camera, The Passion of Joan of…

Fare Thee Well, Gore Vidal & Chris Marker
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In the past two days, we’ve lost a great filmmaker and a great writer. Chris Marker’s La Jette is a true classic. It inspired much cinema that followed and was adapted in Hollywood into the well-made (although quite different stylistically) 12 Monkeys. His complete filmography is impressive. Thanks to the Criterion Collection, you can actually…