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The Ambitious and Ambiguous ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

The Ambitious and Ambiguous ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts” is a harrowing tale of loss and filmmaking. It opened Friday, March 23 at Quad Cinema.

In ‘The Forbidden Room,’ even surreal nightmares become repetitive

In ‘The Forbidden Room,’ even surreal nightmares become repetitive

By Tony Schwab, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Colorful surrealist imagery does nothing in terms of the moralist plot for the film "The Forbidden Room." Daydreams, submarines and a child battalion make their way through Maddin's latest directorial venture.