Finding courage and hope in 2016

Film Dec 21, 2016

Finding courage and hope in 2016

by Kaori Shoji

The Year of the Monkey is drawing to a close. Despite the events in the real world, this year at least brought us some soulful films. Perhaps the filmmakers wanted to prepare us for the impending yuckiness of future reality. Still, my picks for ...

The Greek auteur who cooked up 'The Lobster'

Film Mar 9, 2016

The Greek auteur who cooked up 'The Lobster'

by James Hadfield

When a gifted director ditches their native tongue and starts working in English, it can be a fraught process. For every Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, there's a Wong Kar-wai or Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose career still hasn't recovered since he parlayed the Oscar triumph ...