Tomas Hachard appears in the following:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Luc Sante's cultural history focuses on the darker corners of the City of Lights, and the rougher and more disreputable citizens of the French capital who, he argues, have made Paris what it is today.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Roberto Saviano reports on the worldwide cocaine trade, from small-scale users to organized crime. Critic Tomas Hachard says that while the book is illuminating, it doesn't quite hit its mark.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Longtime film writer Richard Schickel's unsatisfying collection of movie musings deems pleasure and intellectualism mutually exclusive.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
A new comedy starring Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling tests the boundaries of good taste for both the two couples at its center and the film itself.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Maggie Nelson's philosophical memoir uses her pregnancy — and her partner Harry's gender transition — to explore larger questions about the changing ways we approach marriage and motherhood.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The surprise Oscar nominee for Outstanding Foreign Film tries to speak to common humanity even in situations of high conflict, but it struggles to make its themes feel real.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The drama from director Olivier Assayas is the rare work that can hold opposite ideas in tension, refuse to fully resolve them, and be entirely satisfying nonetheless, says Tomas Hachard.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Johnny Dwyer's book tells the amazing, horrifying story of Chucky Taylor, son of the infamous Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. But flat writing and unforthcoming subjects make it a difficult read.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and appears as a supporting character in this film about a young bride and the effects of her unsatisfying marriage.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Danish director Lone Scherfig helms this story of posh young men descending to the depths of their worst selves.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Director Lisandro Alonso's Jauja is a beautiful film, says Tomas Hachard, that begins as a simple Western and expands beyond its apparent limitations.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Scott Carney's new book unpacks the complicated story of Ian Thorson, who died in the Arizona wilderness after becoming involved with an unorthodox Buddhist group led by a charismatic American monk.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The uneasy horror film It Follows relies upon a stalker that cannot be killed or defeated — only avoided or, if necessary, passed on.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
There's not much that's new in the criminal-goes-straight story Two Men In Town, but a good performance from Forest Whitaker helps it along.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The breezy mashup of murder mystery and chatty Brooklynite relationship story has plot holes aplenty, but provides its share of laughs as well.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
In the documentary Approaching The Elephant, director Amanda Rose Wilder takes a close look at the inaugural year of a "free school," where kids pursue what interests them most.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Spike Lee's new vampire film, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus, was funded through Kickstarter and emerges as one of his most enigmatic works.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
The 1982 film Losing Ground, written and directed by Kathleen Collins, was one of the first features by an American black woman. More than 30 years later, it gets a theatrical run in New York.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Oscar-nominated features tend to emphasize narrative over pure visual style. The nominated short films, however, are inventive and varied in their approach to cinema.