Jordan Mounteer

Kiarostami’s Simplicity

Kiarostami’s Simplicity

Like Someone In Love – Review

If it’s possible to describe Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s style of shooting in one word, then careful comes to mind.  There’s elegance in his ability to capture the wholeness of moments, and because he resists quick cuts in favour of long drawn out and exquisitely framed shots, we’re presented with something that at first we may not [...]

 Jordan Mounteer

Beauty in Depth

Beauty in Depth

Clandestine Childhood – Review

Written and directed by, and based on Benjamín Ávila’s infancy growing up in a family of political activists, Clandestine Childhood takes place at the tail-end of 1979.  Juan (alias Ernesto Estrada) and his mother Cristina (alias Charo), father Horacio (alias Daniel), Uncle Beto, and baby sister Vicky have returned to Argentina under fake names after several years of [...]

 Jordan Mounteer

Get Stuck In This Rain

Get Stuck In This Rain

Album Review - The Memories - Rainy Day (tape) (February 14, 2013 on Burger Records).

I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s often a bitter reminder of subsequent Valentine’s Days that consisted of too many beers, grocery bags full of comfort food, and lonely nights watching sappy television shows by myself. Yes, it’s a corporate window to commercialize on idealized versions of romance. And yes, it almost always [...]