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Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Science fiction is often described as the Trojan horse of narrative genres, mostly because you can put whatever you want inside its very malleable basic structure. We’ve seen adrenaline infused sci-fi films to spare, but also wordy, metaphysical ones. We’ve had speculative, seriously scientific sci-fi, but also completely absurd and not even apologetic about it sci-fi. And, more to the… Read more »

06 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

A charming glorification of the everyday and the quotidian grace and delicacy all around us flutters at the generous heart of Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s latest and twelfth feature film. Centering on an excellent Adam Driver in the eponymous role as a working-class poet in the wee Jersey hamlet that shares his name, he relates to the world and composes his… Read more »

06 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

From South Korea’s provocateur and sensual stylist extraordinaire Park Chan-wook comes The Handmaiden, a stunning if somewhat strained fetish revenge tale set in 1930s Korea. Following 2013’s Hitchcockian horror-thriller Stoker, Park’s latest continues to plumb female sexuality and the female experience of sex with men absent, and The Handmaiden is all the more effective when it maps these territories so… Read more »

06 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Something of an illustrious symbol of Canadian cult cinema thanks to films like Highway 61 (1991), Hard Core Logo (1996) and Pontypool (2009), Bruce McDonald kinda sorta revisits his earlier catalogue with his latest film. 1989’s Roadkill was an idiosyncratic road movie with an indelible soundtrack and shot in black-and-white and the same can be said of Weirdos. And for… Read more »

06 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Hipsters. Everyone knows or at least has seen one. They are extremely notorious, but they believe they belong to an underrated part of the modern culture. Some people praise them for their tastes in fashion, music, for their lifestyle or for their wit and creativity, but others just consider they are a bunch of youngsters that try to be aesthetic… Read more »

06 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists