All posts by "Evan Amaral"

With her brilliant 2014 debut film “Appropriate Behaviour,” director Desiree Akhavan probed into her own identity as a bisexual, Persian-American woman. While that film starred Akhavan herself and found comedy ...

In documentaries, individuals are often presented as they are, as a “real” person. But what happens when they are cast as themselves in a narrative feature? At best, it lends ...

At a time when the one percent owns an alarmingly disproportionate amount of wealth, images of upper-class grandeur saturate our culture and portray excess as something to aspire to, symbols ...

European cinema has often thrived within an acclaimed tradition of social realist films that portray the struggles of everyday life and criticise the political conditions that spawned them. French filmmaker ...

Tom Cruise is a living relic of Hollywood’s shimmering golden days that refuses to go gently with the industry’s dying of the light. His roles as producer and star of ...

Cecil Beaton was among the most well-known British artists of the 20th century, earning great acclaim and influence as a photographer, costume designer and art director. He was equally respected ...

There’s no genre more cinematic than the musical. Perfect blends of sound and image, musicals feed on all levels of movement — actors’ bodies, musical notes and the camera itself. ...

Elvis Presley’s name is associated with many things, chief among them rock ‘n’ roll royalty and rags-to-riches folklore. The man is undoubtedly American — he’s a symbol of how our ...

There’s nothing that brings people together quite like food. It can remind one of long lost memories or bridge cultural gaps while providing nourishment and pleasure. And there’s nothing so ...