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
'Miss Bala' Explores the Mexican Drug War by Focusing on the Victims | 19 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
'Circumstance' Shows Just How Desolate the View Can Be from the Ground | 2 Jan 2012 // 4:02 PM
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.