February 2016

The Sealed Soil

February 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

★★★★ 4/4 Although poet-filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad and her landmark documentary short from 1962, The House Is Black, which helped pave the way for the Iranian new wave of the sixties and [...]

Crimson Peak

February 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

★★ 2/4 Edith Cushing lays it bare early on in Crimson Peak: “It’s not a ghost story—it’s more a story with ghosts in it. The ghosts are a metaphor for the past.” Does that mean all [...]


February 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

★★★★ 4/4   At one point during the remarkable train sequence late in the film—this elliptically poetic episode runs approximately nine minutes, considerably longer than what I had [...]