‘We Are What We Are’ (2010) Reviewed ★★★★★

There comes a great deal of dangers when dealing within the confines of genre conventions and genre labels. It is almost always impossible to escape these devices and usually unavoidable in descriptions. For… Continue reading

A Look at Jafar Panahi’s ‘The Mirror’ (1997)

The Mirror is an Iranian film by imprisoned director Jafar Panahi which tells the story of a little girl merely trying to find her way home. The story is set after school on… Continue reading

A Brief Commentary on ‘Blissfully Yours’ (2002)

An extremely distinguished style is always attributed to the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, known for his Tropical Malady and upcoming Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,. The filmmaker is always being attacked… Continue reading

A look at Brazilian Cinema Novo’s ‘Black God, White Devil’ (1964)

At the startling age of 25, filmmaker Glauber Rocha created Brazil’s most treasured masterpiece, Black God, White Devil which centers around Manuel and his wife, lower-class peasants in search for salvation through the slums of… Continue reading

SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Akira Kurosawa Month

Well, we have a little favor to ask of our readers. As many of you might know, March 23, 1910 is the birthday of one of the most prominent filmmakers of cinema, Akira Kurosawa. In… Continue reading

A brief look at Louis Malle’s ‘Pretty Baby’ (1978)

Pretty Baby is a period-piece set in the city of New Orleans, 1917. The primary setting is within a brothel of which we are introduced and later familiarized with all of the prostitutes,… Continue reading

Anatomy of the close-up: A commentary on ‘Shirin’ (2008)

Abbas Kiarostami is one of those filmmakers who loves to push cinema into its next milestone with each of his films. However, we can see a clear and distinct similarity between every one… Continue reading

An Analysis on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1946)

Most of today’s adolescents are well familiarized with the 1991 animated film from Disney which has carried on over to today’s mainstream appeal in the form of Disneyland attractions, Halloween costumes, or even… Continue reading

Biutiful (2010) reviewed ★★★★★

Symbolic realism has never been so relevant in films so much as those crafted from the mind of Alejandro González Iñárritu. What has convinced so many critics and naysayers to be a bleak… Continue reading