This Magnificent Cake! / Ce Magnifique Gâteau! (2018), or Can you Portray Colonialism in Surreal Fabric?

Last year a new translation of James Baldwin came out in the Netherlands. There was a disagreement between the translator and the publisher. The publisher wanted to use the now politically most correct words black and white in the translation, even though those were not the words James Baldwin used. The translator argued those words… Read More This Magnificent Cake! / Ce Magnifique Gâteau! (2018), or Can you Portray Colonialism in Surreal Fabric?

Vuelven / Tigers are not Afraid (2017), Three Reasons to Love this Movie

Issa López’s Tigers are not afraid is winning prizes on festivals all over the world, Guillermo del Toro liked it, Stephen King liked it and I am a fan too. How to describe the genre? A dark fairy tale, magical realism, fantasy, or maybe – a plot keyword Imdb gave it – Mexican horror? I… Read More Vuelven / Tigers are not Afraid (2017), Three Reasons to Love this Movie

Suspiria (2018) vs. Suspiria (1977), which is more feminist?

A remake of an iconic film as Argento’s Suspira (1977) needs to have a different take. This is exactly what Guadagnino has done. Narrative and style are wildly different and only the basic story elements are kept: an American girl goes to a famous German dance school, where something strange is going on… Witches! In… Read More Suspiria (2018) vs. Suspiria (1977), which is more feminist?