Tag: contemporary cinema

Balance & Motion: Keanu Reeves’ “Man of Tai Chi”

Man of Tai Chi is one of the best action films of recent years. The credit for much of its success must go to first-time director Keanu Reeves. Reeves may be a newcomer to the director’s chair, but he brings a distinct visual style and vocabulary to the project that belies his inexperience behind the camera. He and cinematographer Elliot… Read more →

Shine On: Transgender Allegory in Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is a vague science fiction picture loaded with images both abstract and very blunt. The content of those images covers many different ideas, but my reading of this picture is specifically about what it means to be a transgender woman in a society that doesn’t see that as normative behaviour. The transgender community is ignored… Read more →