Best of the Decade: Film

We asked our contributing writers (as well as a couple of future contributors) to offer up lists of films from the last decade which impacted them in a significant way. While we are presenting these as our ‘best of’ lists, the idea was primarily to show several lists covering a variety of moving image works from the multiplex to the avant-garde, some well-loved, others perhaps under-seen. Continue reading Best of the Decade: Film

TROUT FUN #3: Tobias Burms on ‘HOME’ (2016, dir. Fien Troch)

In the third installment of TROUT FUN, an ongoing series of articles by guest writers and fellow critics, Tobias Burms joins us again for his take on last year’s coming-of-age-cum-‘Mean Creek’ teen angst picture (from his home nation of Belgium), ‘HOME’.  A Larry Clark-lite title of sorts, Belgian flick ‘Home’ made an impression without making a splash. -MLP- The progressive educational model, where children are brought … Continue reading TROUT FUN #3: Tobias Burms on ‘HOME’ (2016, dir. Fien Troch)

Interview: director Pablo Larraín on his new film ‘El Club’

I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Chilean director Pablo Larraín about his newest film El Club which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale in February and has been selected as Chile’s entry for the Best Foreign Language hopeful for next year’s Academy Awards. The film is about pedophile priests exiled and hidden away by the church in order to keep their indiscretions secret. You … Continue reading Interview: director Pablo Larraín on his new film ‘El Club’