You may be wondering what happened to World Cinema Review.  Well, abuse of corporate power by the Bravo Channel is what happened.  They own a registered servicemark in the phrase "world cinema" and claimed we were infringing that, even though their registration says the mark is for "television programming services." Since I can't even pay writers, there's no way to fight Bravo and so a quick name change occurred.  I'd feel better about this if Bravo's commitment to world cinema wasn't so half-hearted; for an example of genuine dedication to both the cinema and our culture check out the programming at the Canadian Bravo.  As for FAFR, I'll still push beyond what Spielberg, Miramax and the re-written press releases that constitute most film reviewing think should be the boundaries of our interest.


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