The latest film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino transports us to a romantic northern Italy, drenched in summer light and a tender love. Olivia Dennis reviews one of the most intimate love stories in recent cinematic history.
Max Hayward draws our attention to past and present race relations in America through the powerful and poetic words of civil rights activist and writer James Baldwin in the essayistic documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”.
The real life affair of writer Marguerite Duras in 1930s French Indochina (former Vietnam) challenged gender, social and racial stereotypes. Nearly a century later, Rachel Wilson revisits this transgressive yet ever-intoxicating relationship in Duras’s award-winning novel “The Lover.”
Considered one of the films that kick-started the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague), Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless” is a rule-breaking tribute to youthfulness, recklessness and gangster movies. Max Hayward escorts us through this black and white 60s Parisian maze.
Max Hayward walks us through Wong Kar-wai's dizzying portrait of a man and a woman living in a ramshackle Hong Kong neighbourhood in—what has been granted time and time again—one of the best films ever made.
In this review of Zadie Smith’s narrative and experimental novel “NW,” Olivia Dennis introduces us to four 30-somethings born of their location—a diverse and divided district of London.