LISTS | Michel Gondry, Madonna and R.E.M. top our Top 100 Best Music Videos, a list where St. Vincent is buried alive, Trent Reznor terrorises David Bowie, and Björk is her usual self. Isn't rock sweet?
IN BRIEF | For her promising debut, Lucía Garibaldi subverts the coming-of-age genre with a story that shows the trails of growing up, especially when you’re living in a house without running water, you spend the whole summer helping your dad at work and your crush masturbates in front of you on your first “date.”
IN BRIEF | This is basically Varda revisiting her whole filmography and art installations, but if it doesn’t feel like an insufferable vanity project, it’s because Varda had always come off as a charming and affectionate personality.
IN BRIEF | Unlike most of the behind-the-scenes features, Insect feels more authentic as it shows Švankmajer's method of working, like a magician revealing his tricks which are way more endearing and evocative than those impersonal CGI effects.
MOVIES | Despite dealing with a subject matter that’s frequently handled in an exploitative way, Joanna Hogg directs The Souvenir with finesse and good taste because there’s also abuse and toxicity in the bourgeoisie.
COMICS | Portrait of a Drunk is a cynical story that demystifies the image of pirates as intrepid adventurers. Readers will follow Guy, a lucky drunk buccaneer who survives this chaotic world mostly out of luck than wit and strength.
WE LIKE SHORT SHORTS | Please Speak Continuously… tells a story about dreams within dreams within dreams that recalls Satoshi Kon’sPaprika and will please fans of Nolan’sInception, thanks to a killer ambiguous ending.
COMICS | Marion Fayolle uses humour and surrealism to address a very somber subject, but the French author never sugarcoats how desolating death can be even though her characters try to do the opposite.