The Ring Finger (L’annulaire, 2005)

While Ogawa’s fiction, too, explores diverse subjects, some basic patterns are discernible. She prefers first-person female narrators with simple, almost naïve voices that balance a sense of intimacy with a paradoxical emotional reserve. These narrators are often … going through … Continue reading

Hardly Too Late for Criminal Tears: A Film Noir Double Feature

Eddie Muller’s annual Noir City festival is back at the SIFF Uptown here in Seattle, and this year he’s focused on foreign films, although not exclusively. I caught two of the films yesterday. The first was an Argentine film called … Continue reading