Articles Posted in the English Category

  • Land of Wolves: Sicario

    After his Oscar-nominated Incendies, Denis Villeneuve returns with a drug traffic, political drama about the relation between North and South America and the globalized myopia in understanding personal and juridical revenge. Sicario (2015) is an…

  • I Am Also A We: The Wachowskis’ Sense8

    How difficult is it to situate yourself at a global dimension? Is this a cultural, aesthetic, corporeal or visual exercise? Interconnectedness is a means of expanding the self inside the pretenses of the universal or…

  • Still Alzheimer

    Still Alice (2014), directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, is a typically commercial film abounding in clichés, whose unique aim is to make ailing people (or their family, for that matter) feel better. As humane…

  • Show Me a Hero and I Will Write You a Tragedy

    Why is it that the fragmentary structure of a TV series constructs a state of pleasurable longing in the audience? Maybe F. Jameson’s answer turns out to be acceptable, as we all acknowledge that there…

  • A Mirror of our Own Creation

    Black Mirror (2011- ) Created by: Charlie Brooker Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror explores plausible scenarios of possible futures, with the common theme of our delicate relationship with technology, and what it means to be human…

  • Why Bryan Fuller’s Fairy Tales Always End Too Soon

                                                               Ned: We were talking about phantom limbs and I blurted it out; it was like word vomit.                                                                Emerson: Then you slipped on that word vomit and fell on your ass and now you all…

  • Of Traces and Images // Phoenix (2014)

    After Barbara (2012), in which director Christian Petzold offered an account of East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, his latest feature film, Phoenix (2014) takes its inspiration from another key episode in…

  • 20,000 Days on Earth

    It all starts with the clicking sound of someone playing a tape which first unleashes the primal scream of a baby. Then you’re treated to a dizzying collage of twangs, voices, music, zings and other noises…

  • Affections of the Abject // Navajazo @ TIFF 2015

    Regia: Ricardo Silva An: 2014 A weight of meaninglessness, about which there is nothing insignificant, and which crushes me. On the edge of nonexistence and hallucination, of a reality that, if I acknowledge it annihilates…

  • Je suis Charlie indeed

    As one would expect after a tragic event, whose distressing details have caused ripples of shock worldwide, not to mention visible feedback of an empathetic and solidary nature both online, in print, and in the…