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Author: Elissa Suh


 Elissa has 30 articles

In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, the titular jazz titan remains elusive and out of reach as the title of the film might imply. Director John Scheinfeld starts at the beginning of  Coltrane’s life in North Carolina where his religious …Read more

“No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity.” Or can they? Ines (Sandra Huller) dares guests at a party when she belts a Whitney Houston classic in a ballsy, frightfully honest and hilarious scene late in Maren Ade’s Toni Erdma …Read more

With red frosted noses, sleepy bobble eyes, and oversize, oblong heads, the stop-motion munchkins of My Life as a Zucchini are figures approached with curious affection. The trim and snug Swiss-French co-production about an orphaned boy is a moving a …Read more

Should you take pleasure in the misfortunes of others, then Old Stone will prove a merriment. For the not so sadistic it might present grumbled frustrations and dour indignities. The site of the injustice in Canadian Johnny Ma’s debut feature is Chin …Read more

We’re all familiar with the narrative elements of Moonlight —absent fathers, drug-users, the escalating path to incarceration, a life cut down and curbed before its potential reached, and desires discovered or relieved. Such is definitely the case fo …Read more

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