A review of the controversial film on the Nanjing Massacres, Nanjing! Nanjing! (City of Life and Death), by Lu Chuan (China), 2009.
An analysis of two films, Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek, 2010) and Inhale (Baltasar Kormakur, 2010), that both deal with the moral and ethical issues surrounding human cloning and organ donations.
An analysis of actress Rachel Ward's feature film debut, the disturbingly haunting Beautiful Kate.
A look back at the 1977 supernatural Rosemary's Baby inspired The Sentinel.
A review of Tom Ford's A Single Man and Jon Amiel's Creation.
In this review of The Station Garrett gives an overview of Tolstoi’s exalted status in Russian (and world) literature, and the battle for his legacy between his wife and his colleague.
An analysis of 'speculative' cinema, which can encompass more than just science fiction.
A sprawling survey of recent (mainly) American films that have touched writer Daniel Garrett, who opens the survey with a prologue on the art of film criticism that underscores the importance of celebrating the beauty of film.
A review of Davis Guggenheim's absolutely riveting musical get-together, It Might Get Loud.
A review essay of Götz Spielman's melancholic thriller, Revanche, 2008.
An analysis of Samira Makhmalbaf's latest and controversial film, Two-Legged Horse, which incorporates Makhmalbaf's own responses at the Q & A following the world premiere of her film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Review of the recent Spanish entry into the burgeoning 'reality horror' subgenre, [Rec].
A review of Tarsem Singh's splendorous fantasy epic, loosely based on the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho.
The sensuality of this rare, painterly-like Parguayan feature film is discussed by writer Donato Totaro.
A personal account of encountering the 'difficult' works of Alain Robbe-Grillet, and then the man himself.