San Andreas: The Empty Catastrophe

By Christopher Sharrett.   “Today it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” – Quote attributed to Fredric Jameson, or Slavoj Zizek, or J.G. Ballard, or perhaps an urban legend.   “It’s quite enjoyable to watch things being destroyed, sequence after sequence of […]

Survival and Stubbornness: Grimur Hákonarson on Rams (2015)

By Amir Ganjavie. Rams (2015), an Icelandic drama directed by Grimur Hákonarson, received the prize for the best movie in the Certain Regard category of Cannes Film Festival. The movie tells the story of two peculiar, single brothers who have spent forty years not talking to each other, despite being neighbors […]