Film Reviews

Analyses of films from Asia, Spain, and the Middle East. For a more complete list of my published reviews, please refer to the [Reviews] heading on page 5 within the Publications List.

 

Craven vs. Craven (Lacuesta, 2002)
&
Antonio Gaudi
(Teshigahana, 1985)
 Sephardic Music on Screen The Clay Bird
(Matir Moina, dir. Tareque Masud, BanglaDesh, 2007)
World Film Barcelona(click to view full essay in PDF) SephardicCover(click to view full essay in PDF) ClayBirdCoverGIF(click to view full essay in PDF)

The Willow Tree
(
Beed-e majnoon by Majid Majidi, 2005)
Nobody Knows
(Daremo shiranai, dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan, 2004)
Sansho the Bailiff
(Sanshō dayū, dir. Mizoguchi Kenji, Japan,  1954)

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Sense of Home
(omnibus film coordinated by Kawase Naomi, 2011)
Shadowlight Productions
(a review of recordings of the DVD pack of their performances)
Abordando a Gaudí
(Nagari #4 Miami)
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Gaudi
(click to view full essay in PDF)