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Film, Feature The Inglourious Year in Film

The Inglourious Year in Film

1/ The Hurt Locker The decade's strongest Iraq movie is also the year's finest action flick, not to mention director Kathryn Bigelow's personal best. Working from Mark Boal's knowledgeable script, The Hurt Locker is impressively old-school in its construction of…
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Film, Grand Allusions

Grand Allusions

At first look, the cloud of gloom that envelops Lucrecia Martel's strangely affecting first feature, La Cienaga (The Swamp), seems to have no specific origin and no particular provocation. An alcoholic matriarch, Mecha (Graciela Borges), lolls beside a filthy swimming…
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