Review: Heal the Living (Katell Quillévéré, 2016)

The third feature from French director Katell Quillévéré (Love Like Poison, Suzanne), Heal the Living is an ensemble drama that may initially provoke some concern for anyone with traumatic memories of ‘we are all connected’ genre of films that had a notable resurgence last decade. Fear not, though, for this is no Crash, Babel or… Read More Review: Heal the Living (Katell Quillévéré, 2016)

TV review: American Gods (Episodes 1 and 2)

Following a slew of production attempts over the years, including an HBO incarnation and at least one stab at a feature film, Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods, a phantasmagorical journey through the immigrant experience and soul of America, finally receives the television treatment – and it gets off to an intense, haunting start. The… Read More TV review: American Gods (Episodes 1 and 2)

Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

There’s a funny bit of potentially intentional meta-commentary fairly early on in Fast & Furious 8 (titled The Fate of the Furious stateside). Charlize Theron’s cyber-terrorist Cipher tells Vin Diesel’s Dom that “this whole saving the world, Robin Hood thing you’ve been doing lately: it’s bullshit. It’s not you.” It’s a valid point regarding the direction… Read More Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

Interview: Raoul Peck on ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ & James Baldwin

In such troubled times as our current moment, where Western society seems doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past by stalling or demolishing progress in various forms, it is important to take heed of the words of those whose commentary has only become more relevant with time. The late James Baldwin was an American… Read More Interview: Raoul Peck on ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ & James Baldwin