Not Like You Remember: On Darius Marder’s The Sound of Metal

By Zoe Kurland. We too feel the disastrous consequences: one dramatic pop and the sound is yanked from our clutches, leaving both the audience and Ruben underwater.” In a 1998 interview for Guitar World, The Smashing Pumpkins’ front man Billy Corgan described Heavy Metal as “a universal energy.” “It’s the sound […]

Boundless Attraction: Ana’s Desire

By Gary M. Kramer. “Remains intriguing….uncomfortable, but never exploitative.” The feature directorial debut by Emilio Santoyo, Ana’s Desire, opens with static shots and silence. Ana (Laura Agorreca) lives with her cute young son Mateo (Ian Garcia Monterrubio, charming, never cloying). She cares for him, and tends to her plants, until […]