Phantom Love

Nina Menkes is not a well known filmmaker, unless you're really involved in the world of Art Films, in which case you know how praised she is as someone who pushes the boundaries of narrative cinema. Phantom Love made big splashes in that small, but important world- a story about Lulu, a woman who is … Continue reading Phantom Love

El Anacoreta

Anchorites are people who withdraw from society for spiritual reasons, choosing to live hermit-like lives of solitude in their ascetic pursuit of whatever it is they are searching for. What makes them anchorites, however, is their commitment to living, 24-7-365, in the same small space, never leaving, never giving in to the temptations of the … Continue reading El Anacoreta

Jekabs, Mimmi un Runajosie Suni (Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs)

Here's the thing about American animated children's films: they suck. They're all the same- Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, it doesn't matter- every single thing they crank out follows the same tired plots, the same generic "spunky" protagonists, the same watered-down hero's quest, the same, the same, the same. Whether it's 3D animation or hand-drawn 2D, whether … Continue reading Jekabs, Mimmi un Runajosie Suni (Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs)