JOSÉ TEODORO

is a freelance critic and playwright.

The English title of Christian Tafdrup’s third feature initially reads as a strategy to draw horror fans, a pleading form of genre assurance that the film’s anodyne original Danish title, Gæsterne, or The Guests, cannot offer.

September 12, 2022

The enduring allure of Southern Gothic seems inextricable from the biblical entropy that haunts its storytelling, segregating it from...

August 8, 2022

Cronenberg hallmarks may ripple through Crimes of the Future, but the director’s transcendent return offers fresh flavors of food for thought.

June 7, 2022

I haven’t seen Jane Schoenbrun’s first feature, a 2018 documentary entitled A Self-Induced Hallucination. The film’s IMDb page offers...

April 20, 2022

Brazilian writer-director Iuli Gerbase’s debut feature begins with the whole of humanity being forced indoors by a pervasive vapor...

March 1, 2022

Produced during the cultural thaw that immediately followed the end of the Franco dictatorship, Basque writer-director and designer Iván Zulueta’s...

October 31, 2021

Katie Small

is a writer, photographer, videographer, and cinephile living in Portland, Oregon.