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Talk Hard – James Marsh (Shadow Dancer, Man on Wire)

“I’m your private dancer…” Sorry, we mean Shadow Dancer! Simon Miraudo speaks with Oscar winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim) about his IRA thriller, now available on DVD. Keep listening to hear Simon’s review. He’ll do what you want him to do. [audio https://qfxblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/talk-hard-james-marsh.mp3] Show Notes: Thanks once again for listening! Please subscribe […]

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Interview: James Marsh (Shadow Dancer)

Interview: James Marsh (Shadow Dancer). By Simon Miraudo.  James Marsh won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2008 for his literally-buoyant Man on Wire, and followed it up with the doco Project Nim, a startling tale of animal cruelty towards an adorable chimp that may in fact justify any future Rise of the Planet of the […]

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The lying game – Shadow Dancer review

Shadow Dancer – Starring Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, and Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by James Marsh. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. James Marsh, not content with being regarded as one of the finest working documentarians in the business, proves with Shadow Dancer he can still spin a compelling yarn in narrative features too. Having won an […]

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Monkey trouble – Project Nim review

Project Nim – Directed by James Marsh. Originally published July 27, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. This review was first run during the Melbourne International Film Festival. Project Nim opens in select cinemas across Australia September 29, 2011. You can also read Jess Lomas’ review here. Project Nim is the new film from director James Marsh, who gave […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Project Nim review

Project Nim – Directed by James Marsh. By Jess Lomas. Project Nim plays the Melbourne International Film Festival Sunday 31 July. “It was the seventies!” Is a line used in this documentary, to justify what was known as Project Nim; the forceful taking of a baby chimpanzee from its mother for the purpose of science. […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six. By Simon Miraudo. Sweet release! After days of endless movie watching, I felt the need to temporarily take a break from the cinema and recalibrate my now-square eyes to their traditional circular form. Don’t get me wrong … I still went to the movies (there ain’t no real […]

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Trailer Debut: Project Nim

Man On Wire, 2008 British filmmaker James Marsh’s documentary on the (slightly insane) French acrobat Philippe Petit, who in 1974 accomplished a high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, was excellent viewing. Thrilling and humanising in equal amounts, Marsh did well to uncover the emotions and dreams behind what the public […]

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