Tomas Hachard is currently completing a Journalism MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism at New York University. Though he writes mainly on film, he is also greatly interested in, and often writes about music, TV, and dance. He has written numerous pieces for The Toronto Standard and been published on The Millions and Steel Bananas. He, of course, also blogs. Follow him on Twitter
Sunday, February 19 2012
Based loosely on a real event, Gerardo Naranjo’s latest leaves the drugs, guns, and money at the periphery in telling the story of an aspiring beauty queen kidnapped by a northern Mexican gang.
Monday, January 2 2012
The debut feature from Iranian-American director Maryam Keshavarz gives a powerful account of sexual repression in Iran, even as it offers little hope for change.
Sunday, December 4 2011
Oliver Schmitz's film casts an unblinking eye on the social stigma surrounding AIDS in his home country.
Thursday, August 4 2011
One of the all-time great film noirs, a must-see classic on its own, Kiss Me Deadly only gets better with a wonderful slew of extras.
Thursday, July 28 2011
This understated film follows the spats and tensions in the Makioka family as they try to find husbands for the two remaining single sisters.