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Everything comes in threes on this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, but that may not always be a good thing. Joe and I start things off with some thoughts on the newly released Swedish fairy tale film “Border” (Playlist review here). &#8220…

Despite a rather weak weekend for new releases, it was a terrific frame to release a horror film this weekend. Universal’s “Halloween” did drop 58% in its second week, but that’s not unheard of for horror, and the David Gordon Green-directed film still…

TORONTO – Let’s state the obvious here first.  Anyone who has seen Ali Abbasi‘s Swedish drama “Border” no doubt realizes that the lead character, Tina, is an actress wearing prosthetic makeup in order to convey a human-pas…

Tina’s upper lip quivers as she sniffs the air. She’s in uniform, watching as passengers stroll through an airport terminal corridor. She’ll pull one off to the side and find hidden booze, drugs, even secrets. Tina has a talent; she can smell emotions …

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the nations who have submitted entries for the Foreign Language Film Oscar this morning. This year there are 87 entrants for 2018 which is down from last year’s record 92, but stil…

One of the biggest surprises coming out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival was “Border.” The Swedish film has some great talent behind it, with the author behind “Let The Right One In,” John Ajvide Lindqvist, writing the script and filmmaker Ali Abbas…

While the likes of Cannes, TIFF, and Venice continue to play catch up in the conversation of inclusivity, Film Independent’s annual LA Film Festival continues to press the issue. With this year’s slate including 40 feature films, 41 short films, and 10…

Bashing skulls, killing hobbits or living under bridges, trolls aren’t generally afforded much empathy in cinema let along an form of storytelling, but these mythical, cave-dwelling creatures receive a profoundly humane touch in the eccentric, oddly-to…

CANNES – At the end of a relatively quiet Cannes Film Festival, competition jury president  Cate Blanchett admitted her disappointment with the lack of female driven narratives.  But that shouldn’t take away from the fact diverse voices too…