The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

Jul 8, 2015

The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

When a crisis hits, it’s hard to say how any of us will react. Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke), a handsome alpha-male type, has managed to drag himself away from work to join his family on a skiing trip in the French Alps. The first ...

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' didn't need a director

Jul 1, 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' didn't need a director

How many superheroes does it take to make a movie? At this point, Marvel Studio’s cinematic empire is getting so overpopulated that you’d need a spreadsheet to keep track of who everyone is. There are over a dozen comic-book characters vying for attention in ...

Life inside a Nepalese cable car in 'Manakamana'

Jun 10, 2015

Life inside a Nepalese cable car in 'Manakamana'

One summer in Tokyo, as I was unemployed and without any better ideas about how to occupy myself, I spent an entire day riding the Yamanote Line. It takes roughly one hour to complete a loop of the line and, in the course of ...