DRIVE MY CAR
This film about individual stories behind people involved in theatrical and cultural productions also speaks to Japanese society’s encounter with all things foreign and unsettling.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Only a few decades ago, our media landscape was very different than our present one, which sometimes appears as full of partisanship, cruelty, and furor. This film gives us a measure of how far we have strayed from a gentler time.
THE VAST OF NIGHT
In a story reminiscent of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), this film about strange sounds emanating from an unusual audio frequency, heard in a small town of New Mexico, is deceptively simple. It could be better understood when combined with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019).
THE DEAD DON’T DIE
A horror movie can be quite significant, beyond its improbable events and systematic violence. This seems to be the case with this zombie movie.
THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
When a construction project’s only goal is to save a few decimals of a second for stock market transactions, a lot of important elements are left behind and neglected. This film is about some of these elements we leave behind in our rush to save time.
Following the great critical and popular success of Get Out, any film by Jordan Peele would lead us to believe that it deals with black integration (or lack of it) in American society. But, in this film, that theme is less obvious, and the movie may concern all those that are forgotten, those that are underground, white or black.