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

Essay: There’s no democracy of hands but there are many hands in a democracy: ‘City Hall’ (2020) and ‘Her Socialist Smile’ (2020)

To look at the design and flaws of American politics and democracy, Wiseman chooses an entire city and its system as his focal point. Gianvito, on the other hand, chooses a single individual, whose life nevertheless encapsulated a tumultuous early 20th century. Continue reading Essay: There’s no democracy of hands but there are many hands in a democracy: ‘City Hall’ (2020) and ‘Her Socialist Smile’ (2020)