Sherilyn Connelly is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
Mermaids are the new vampires, so Masaaki Yuasa's bouncy anime Lu Over the Wall incorporates vampiric elements into its mermaid mythos, because why not? Indeed, "because why not?" seems to be the guiding impulse behind this colorful trifle...
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Soozandeh wastes no time establishing both the hypocrisy of the devout in Iran (or America, or Gilead) and his Short Cuts-ian tapestry of characters
There are many taboos explored in Ali Soozandeh's animated Tehran Taboo, not the least of which is the taboo against filming movies in Tehran about things that are taboo in Tehran.
As such, Iranian-born Soozandeh shot his cast...
In the same year that an abusive anti-Semitic drunkard and all-around terrible human is in a high-profile family comedy after having been nominated for Best Director, a film like Naoko Yamada's anime A Silent Voice, about a violent man...
Roberto Sneider's You're Killing Me, Susana (Me estás matando Susana) is a culture-clash comedy in which the clash happens both onscreen and off. Eligio (Gael García Bernal) is a self-absorbed telenovela character actor in...
Whether it's harder to be a child or a parent depends on which side of the divide you're on, but Claude Barras' stop-motion My Life as a Zucchini allies with the children, particularly those with horrible people as parents. Having long...