By Madeline Whittle
FEB 2021 | Film
An exceptional ensemble castincluding Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedgesrenders the absurd with singular emotional nuance (and comic timing) in Azazel Jacobss latest, co-written by and adapted from a novel by Patrick DeWitt.
By Matthew Byrne
SEPT 2022 | Field Notes
A symbolic twenty years after 9/11, the Biden administration formally ended the United States war in Afghanistan, withdrawing the last of its troops from the south-central Asian nation. Melancholy anniversaries serve as reminders of missed opportunities, and this one is no different. Here, however, blunders appear frivolous when compared to the extraordinary corruption and pitiless violence perpetrated by US-backed forces in the region. While much has been made of the shockingly haphazard exit, the ease with which the Taliban seized Kabul, and the grim prospects for women, for girls, and for Afghans who worked with coalition forces, the cardinal sin of the war was not how it ended, but how it began.