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Features and discussions around film and other screen-related matters. Mydylarama was launched by a collection of academics, researchers and social workers and as such, we like to discuss film in its wider cultural and socio-economic contexts.
Q&A with Rich Lucano, aka Phondupe
29 April, by Abla Kandalaft, Eddy DurnanPhondupe is the musical outfit of Sydney artist Rich Lucano. His ambient tunes and evocative soundscapes found quite a following amongst restless, locked-in listeners during Covid. His masterful sampling of everyday sounds picked up during his many travels lends itself particularly well to visual art. In fact, as a bit of a film buff, he is looking into pivoting towards film soundtracks. You’ve travelled extensively and have drawn on the places you’ve been to to create and shape your music. (...)
Les critiques d’Alexandra Casanova
12 November 2021, by Alexandra CasanovaAlexandra nous rejoint sur le versant FR de la plate-forme. Voici un article d’intro, avec à la clé 2 films tirés au hasard parmis ceux qui l’ont marquée ces dernières années. Lorsque, pré-adolescente, j’ai commencé à demander plus de liberté à ma mère, celle-ci m’a autorisée à sortir sans être accompagnée dans la ville pour aller à un seul endroit : le petit cinéma familial du centre-ville. Je m’y suis donc rendue tous les weekends avec ma meilleure amie, et c’est là que ma passion pour le 7ème art a commencé, (...)
Q&A with Matt Houlihan: A Brit Reacts To Bollywood
7 April 2021, by Abla KandalaftWe caught up with actor Matt Houlihan to discuss his lockdown venture: the very successful YouTube "reaction" series A Brit Reacts To Bollywood. Matt, who was still working right up until last year’s first lockdown - playing Uncle Vanya on stage - talks about his discovery and growing love of Bollywood and Indian cinema, his foray into reaction videos and the impact on the pandemic on his work. Matt’s top film pick for the week is White Tiger, on Netflix, about modern India and particularly (...)
Chat with actress Yiga Gaolou - Damage Control, Channel 4 Random Acts
10 December 2020, by Alma, Mydylarama teamYiga was recently seen in short film Damage Control, part of Channel 4’s Random Acts: Black History Month. We caught up with her over the phone to chat about her career, networking opportunities and finding work through Instagram during lockdown. Find her on Instagram!
12 May 2020, by Ben PlumbEmerging Filmmakers Night’s Ben Plumb on the craft of acting. EFN’s next live streamed film event will be on Monday 18 May 2020 on Facebook - [Caught in the Act!->https://www.facebook.com/events/278502899851398 ’How do I act so well?’ asks Sir Ian. Andy says nothing. ’What I do is I pretend to be the person I am portraying in the film or play’ he insists, answering himself, a picture of sincerity. ’You’re confused…’ You might recognise this exchange from that scene in Extras, the best one. (...)
This week’s picks - Striking Colour Schemes
4 May 2020, by George CrosthwaitJapanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival [JAEFF] producer George Crosthwait picks his three favourite films currently available on streaming platforms in the UK. This time tailored to suit precise days. It’s May and the world is looking lush and vibrant (and empty). So this time I’m recommending three films with particularly striking colour schemes. Viva - BFI Player Watch on: Wednesday (because like a bored 70s housewife, you’ll only get through the rest of the week with (...)
Picks of the Week - DEVS, A World Not Ours, Ema
30 April 2020, by Abla KandalaftI’ll concede that my selection this week is eclectic but I’ll argue that the three picks are sort of tenuously linked together by their haunting qualities. Read in that what you will. So here’s a series, a doc and a fiction film. DEVS - Available on BBC iPlayer I think "haunting" probably best describes Alex Garland’s miniseries Devs. Absolutely gorgeously shot, Devs is set in some sort of vaguely parallel / mildly futuristic San Francisco, in a world in which quantum computing is in a fairly (...)
VOD Picks Of The Week - Japanese triple bill
20 April 2020, by George CrosthwaitJapanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival [JAEFF producer George Crosthwait picks his three favourite Japanese films currently available on streaming platforms in the UK. Visitor Q – Mubi First up is something thoroughly deranged. Takashi Miike’s no-budget tale of incest, domestic violence and lactation, shot on unappealing digital video. It’s a comedy. This won’t come as a surprise to followers of Miike’s career. A famously hard working filmmaker (over 100 films in less than 30 (...)
7 April 2020, by Tommy HodgsonMore top picks from our team. Here are Tommy’s Netflix recommendations. Fartsa Fartsa TV series Trailes-HD with sub from Sreda Production Company on Vimeo. A smart, vibrant Russian drama series about a young group of friends in the Soviet Union, 1961 - exploring the phenomenon of Fartovska, the act of illegally buying and selling foreign goods and currency. This particularly Soviet phenomenon occurred as part of the country’s ‘second economy’ which boosted the prestige of owning rare foreign (...)
Recommandations françaises - Spécial confinement !
6 April 2020, by Elise LoiseauLa suite de nos recommandations de films, séries et documentaires à voir en ligne, en attendant des jours meilleurs. Validé - MyCanal et avec Canal+ Séries Clément, aka Apash, défie Mastar, le boss du rap game, lorsqu’il highjack son Planète Rap sur Skyrock. Son freestyle surprise en fait la nouvelle star du rap, en même temps qu’il déchaîne la jalousie de ses rivaux… Validé chronique les coups bas, les rencontres et les rivalités qui vont jalonner le parcours du jeune rappeur. Réalisée par (...)