March 24, 2017

Review: DEAR ZINDAGI at AMC Fitchburg thru Thu Dec 15

November 26, 2016 James Kreul
James Kreul argues that Dear Zindagi is the most broadly appealing Bollywood film to play Madison in 2016, despite its use of bland music montages instead of dance sequences. After a year of particularly shallow female characters, writer/director Gauri Shinde and star Alia Bhatt play with Bollywood conventions about romance, family, sexuality, and gender roles to deliver an intriguing character study of a young professional woman. […]

Review: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS @ CTEK, Sat Sep 3, 7:00pm

September 1, 2016 James Kreul
Mushi Productions’ Belladonna of Sadness pushes to extremes the tension between motion and stillness often found in Japanese animation (“anime”) to great aesthetic effect. James Kreul argues that despite a decidedly 1970s male-fantasy (and a little rapey) take on sex and power, the film delivers a uniquely rich and textured visual experience. […]
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