A Beloved Wife

A Beloved Wife (Kigeki aisai monogatari) (2019)

A Beloved Wife (Kigeki aisai monogatari)first published as a programme note for The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2021 – Online Special The typical romantic comedy conforms to a fixed set of tropes: the meet-cute, love at first sight, a range of obstacles impeding the romance’s progress (often involving a love rival), and finally marriage…

Tetro

Tetro (2009)

Tetro first published by EyeforFilm Like the moth seen fluttering around a light bulb at the beginning of Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro, Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) arrives in the night, drawn towards something that he does not fully understand, and that may, for all its attractions, be his tragic undoing. Bennie’s 18th birthday is not for…

Poetry

Endless Poetry (2016)

Endless Poetry first published byLittle White Lies “I thought you had changed, but you’re still the same man,” complains Sara (Pamela Flores), near the beginning of Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s Endless Poetry (Poesía sin fin), to her unloving, bullying husband Jaime (Brontis Jodorowsky). On one level Sara’s words serve as a reflexive joke. For, like every single film…