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Interview with Writer, Director and Actress Desiree Akhavan

George East chats to Appropriate Behaviour director and star Desiree Akhavan about her career so far, including the early work that almost broke her. She offers words of wisdom for filmmakers trying to break through, as someone who’s just done it.

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Top Five Christmas Movies

Get outta here with your ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. He’s a the real top 5 Christmas films.

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Manakamana

Review of Manakamana, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s documentary following the series of passengers on a cable car to Nepal’s Manakamana Temple.

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Appropriate Behaviour

Appropriate Behaviour is a funny look at the identity crises of a recently dumped part-Iranian bisexual New Yorker. Actress, writer and director Desiree Akhavan nails the NYC hipster movie, while boldly undermining what we’ve seen before with a modern queer edge. Reviewed by George East.

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The Brain Hack

Can a work of art be so precise in design and execution that it can inspire the viewer to see God? This is the question at the centre of The Brain Hack, a creepy metaphysical thriller short.

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Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 is basically Far Cry 3 with a different setting and considerably more “stuff”, but it’s fun damn it, consistently fun, like, all the way through.

Filmmaking

Guides & How-To red carpet film festival
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Jeremy Osbern reveals what to expect when entering your first film festival, from tentative submission to the inevitable fraternising with the stars