Author Archives for Laura Gonzales

Review of Patricia Perez’s Mistura: The Power of Food

March 28, 2014 1:26 am Published by Comments Off on Review of Patricia Perez’s Mistura: The Power of Food

As a viewer relatively unfamiliar with Peruvian culture, I was welcomed to the spirit of Peru though Perez’s careful combination of color, dialogue, and sound. A frame focusing on delectable anticuchos from “Grimanesa Vargas’ Anticucho” stand is followed by shots of traditional dance and song taking place at a Mistura parade.


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Review of Marie Ullrich’s Faster!

November 13, 2013 4:32 am Published by Comments Off on Review of Marie Ullrich’s Faster!

For much of the film’s short duration, we see Jasper zipping through the city streets on her bike, eyes staring directly forward with a sharp gaze that is intermittingly interrupted by the harsh voice of her dispatcher. Most of the time, we see Jasper’s body hunching forward, pushing herself ahead as she moves through the cars and pedestrians in her way.