Tomas Hachard appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The drama The Duke of Burgundy follows two women in a complex tale of love and power, taking place in a town mysteriously without men.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ben Yagoda uses the battle between music licensing organizations ASCAP and BMI to sketch out a broader lament about the long fade-out of the American Songbook and the segue to modern pop music.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Paolo Virzi's film about two interconnected Italian families tries too hard with heavy-handed social commentary.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
The mock-documentary La Ultima Película ostensibly follows a filmmaker planning to use the world's last remaining rolls of film stock at the moment of the predicted 2012 apocalypse. (Really.)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year wants to be an elegant statement on the tough truth about making it in America. Instead, it tries to import seriousness it can't back up with substance.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The film If You Don't, I Will has some strong dialogue and performances, but its tale of a marriage in peril sags too often in its recounting of the journey.