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

Vanishing Waves (Aurora, 2012)

This Lithuanian psychosexual science fiction film has gotten enough positive press that I added it to my Netflix queue even though Netflix doesn’t have it yet. (I consider this a vote for Netflix to get it, although I’m not sure … Continue reading