Brave (2012)

By Jacob Mertens. Several years ago now, I watched the trailer for Satoshi Kon’s brilliant Paprika (2006) with rabid anticipation. I still remember the featured quote that set me over the edge, written by Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, stating that the film was “evidence that Japanese animators […]

A lost mother, a lost city and a man in search of company and affection

By Malu Halasa. Ok, Enough, Goodbye (directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia) is a movie told through archetypes. We don’t know the name of the main character but we recognise this single, 40-year-old man, still living at home with his feisty elderly mother, through his actions. He doesn’t go […]