Blu Review: Two Silent Films by John Ford (Eureka!)

by Ruairí McCann Produced and released by Eureka Entertainment’s Masters of Cinema line, this new Blu-ray boxset of two early silent John Ford westerns is most welcome. Not only because it makes readily available two very fine movies; it also offers a chance to pull at a thread that is too often ignored.  The received critical approach to the western genre is to fasten its iterations … Continue reading Blu Review: Two Silent Films by John Ford (Eureka!)

Your Laughter is Spit in the World’s Face: Milla (2017) and Valérie Massadian

“Instead of offering closeted conservative condemnation, or liberal handwringing and outsized guilt, Massadian has been making a cinema of the ‘animal’ intensities and lucidity of childhood and the often debilitating growing pains of young adulthood.” Continue reading Your Laughter is Spit in the World’s Face: Milla (2017) and Valérie Massadian