Tagged with criterion films

The Criterion Files: La Commare Secca/Rashomon

The Criterion Files: La Commare Secca/Rashomon


Alright, gang: I’m crying “uncle”. I set out to deliver one installment of the Criterion Files every single week, but I’m tapping out and reestablishing the series as bi-weekly. Apart from the fact that watching two Criterion films every week is something of a tall order on top of my other movie watching and writing … Continue reading

Review: Fish Tank, 2009, dir. Andrea Arnold

Review: Fish Tank, 2009, dir. Andrea Arnold


While I doubt most of us can claim to come from the same circumstances as Mia, the rough-around-the-edges protagonist of Andrea Arnold’s 2009 coming-of-age film Fish Tank, I’m sure most of us can at least empathize on a spiritual or philosophical level with her eventual need to reach for something better in her life. That … Continue reading