Take Out

Sean Baker rose to national attention with his indie hit, The Florida Project, but he's been carrying the torch of American Independent Cinema for a couple of decades now. It's a good thing, too- not many people are continuing this important neorealist tradition anymore; along with the Safdie Brothers, Baker is upholding the John Cassavetes … Continue reading Take Out

The World

To Westerners, Chinese culture always seems so cold and dehumanizing, overseen by a state that values the collective (or, at least, what's best for the Party) over the individual (and his/her spiritual fulfillment.) I'm not sure if that's actually the case, but Zhangke Jia's The World does little to dispel this stereotype- painting his characters … Continue reading The World