Writer Garrett looks at the human quotient across a series of recent films (including Yes, and In My Country, The Interpreter, Off the Map, The Upside of Anger, and Saraband).
An appreciation of Pauline Kael through Ingmar Bergman.
A review of Cronenberg's A History of Violence
Dario Argento lives up to his often noted and inappropriate monicker, The Italian Hitchcock.
Revisiting a classic of Quebec cinema, La Petite Aurore, L’enfant Martyre.
Woody Allen, Melinda and Melinda, Eros, Wong Kar-wai, Michelangelo Antonioni, Crash
Geopolitics meet sexual politics in Walk on Water
A look back at one of Makhmalbaf's most important mid-career political films, Marriage of the Blessed.
An “ecological” interpretation of Gus Van Sant's enigmatic Gerry.
A look back at some Iranian shorts and a feature documentary which have an element of reflexivity which is common to most Iranian cinema.
Each of us is human and has value, but we are not equally valuable—our resources (knowledge, skills, talents, and monies), and relationships to others, determine the extent of our value. Sometimes we feel inferior because we are. The work of people such as Plato and Shakespeare is not important because they are Greek or English but because of how they illuminate the human condition, an illumination not limited by language, national borders, or time.
A review of Jean-Luc Godard's Forever Mozart.
An analysis of the film's engagement with philosophical discourse in a comedic mode.
A year of film viewing in Montreal.
There are works that are less important for what they are than for what they inspire us to think about, and one such work is Rodney Evans’s “Brother to Brother”