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A Cuban-American obsessed with documentaries and anything by Kubrick, Haneke, Breillat, or McQueen. If he is not watching films in his hometown of Miami, he is likely travelling somewhere in Asia enjoying okonomiyaki or pho.

The Doll: Review

The short documentary The Doll, by director Elahe Esmaili, allows us a peek into the phenomenon of teenage marriages in Iran.  The Doll proves

Paul Kowalski’s Paper Tiger

Whenever a phenomenon becomes common in society, there is sure to be a subgenre of film that develops alongside it.  School mass shootings have

The Big Scary S Word

There are obvious historical reasons why “Socialism” became a scary word in the US.  The first reason is that the country was founded on

Hollow: Review

Director Paul Holbrook’s short drama Hollow introduces us to Laura (Laura Bayston), a woman grieving the death of her six-year-old daughter.  Though we are

Just Girls: Review

I had high hopes for Just Girls.  A documentary on the LGBT experience of young people in Poland seemed both vital and timely given