Revisiting Cruising

This last Christmas I gave myself the Blu Ray edition of William Friedkin’s Cruising, a movie I had been wanting to buy for years and was finally able to do so after this amazing 4K restoration by Arrow Video. Known for having received a 40-minute cut to pass the rating R and a bad reputation … Continue reading Revisiting Cruising

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Independent, Foreign and Women-Directed Movies are Set to Shine in Upcoming Award Season

As we approach the end of this extremely difficult year, an uncertain moment for film arrives: award season. With the announcement of the nominees for the European and Gothan Movie Awards, we can say one thing for sure. It’s time for the independent, foreign and women-directed movies to shine! With Hollywood postponing major titles for … Continue reading Independent, Foreign and Women-Directed Movies are Set to Shine in Upcoming Award Season

Papiro & Mint’s 2020 International Film Festival Coverage

It’s that time of the year again: film festival season! Even though I’m used to covering the São Paulo International Film Festival in October with titles from Cannes, Sundance, Venice and Berlin, I actually got the chance to watch movies from other festivals that are happening online due to the Coronavirus. With that, I decided … Continue reading Papiro & Mint’s 2020 International Film Festival Coverage