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Q.V. Hough

Q.V. (Quinn) Hough is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

Copenhagen Movie Review - 2014 Mark Raso Film

The Surprise Gem of 2014: Mark Raso’s ‘Copenhagen’

“‘Copenhagen’ surprised me like no other film in 2014…”

Hellaware Movie Review - 2013 Michael M. Bilandic Film

Waiting for the Inevitable: Michael M. Bilandic’s ‘Hellaware’

“An additional 30 minutes would have benefitted ‘Hellaware,’ as Bilandic’s characters unfortunately lack substance, much like his weak portrayal of rural America.”

Vanishing Waves Movie Review - 2012 Kristina Buozyte Film

Sensory Deprivation and Cinema: A Chat with Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper of ‘Vanishing Waves’

Q.V. Hough Interviews Directors Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper

Comet Movie Review - 2014 Sam Esmail Film

The Elegant Ingenuity of Sam Esmail’s ‘Comet’

“With ‘Comet,’ Sam Esmail offers a fresh take on romance and allows his stars to shine with ingenuous performances.”

The Golden Globe Nominations Revealed: QVH’s Early Film Predictions

Q.V. Hough Lists His Favorites for the January 11 Show

Papa’s Goods: The Jax Teller Survival Guide for ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale

Q.V. Hough on #TheFinalRide

We Are Mari Pepa Movie Review - 2013 Samuel Kishi Film

Reality Unleashed in Samuel Kishi’s ‘We Are Mari Pepa’ (2013)

“The more outlandish the dialogue becomes, the more Kishi highlights his tight screenwriting with co-scribe Sofía Gómez-Córdova.”

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale Preview: The Circle Keeps Spinning (SPOILERS)

Two things happened in the penultimate episode of FX’s Sons of Anarchy that speak volumes about the lead character and the overall theme of the series. All the pieces are now in place for history to repeat itself.

From The Archive: James Cagney Innovates Mischievous Smirking in ‘Lady Killer’

Q.V. Hough Reviews the 1933 Roy Del Ruth Film

From The Archive: Booze and Bad Choices in Robert Gist’s ‘An American Dream’ (1966)

Q.V. Hough on Robert Gist’s Lone Feature Film

On the Job Movie Review - 2013 Erik Matti Film

A Most Violent Trade: Erik Matti’s ‘On the Job’

“Matti shows no fear by destroying genre cliches in ‘On the Job,’ and his wandering camera opens up the world of Metro Manila while expressing how utterly disposable humans can be under corrupt leadership.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Movie Review - 2014 Francis Lawrence Film

Review: Francis Lawrence’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

“Lawrence is simply marvelous again and delivers a surprisingly beautiful vocal performance that demonstrates her well-rounded talent as a performer.”

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Movie Review - 2014 Josephine Decker Film

Review: Josephine Decker’s ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’

“With such a powerful concoction of unconventional narrative techniques, ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ dares the viewer to touch the flame; a 95 minute summer poem of suppressed emotions and blistering paranoia.”

Luisa Is Not Home Movie Review - 2012 Celia Rico Clavellino Short Film

Review: Celia Rico Clavellino’s ‘Luisa Is Not Home’

“Asunción Balaguer carries ‘Luisa Is Not Home’ with her gentle performance…”

Recap: Gracepoint ‘Episode 7’

The seventh episode of FOX’s Gracepoint received its first rise in viewership since the October 2nd debut, and director Ali Selim opened the action of the appropriately titled “Episode 8” with a rising camera; an investigation of the case files and docks of the coastal California town.

Sea Child Movie Review - 2014 Marina Shron Short Film

Review: Marina Shron’s ‘Sea Child’

“The crystal-clear visuals of ‘Sea Child’ transcend into a an aquatic journey of surrealism…”

ABC’s Scandal and the Screwball Comedy of ‘The Last Supper’

It’s been said over and over again: all you need for laughs is a dimly lit presidential bunker, a beautiful woman and two men bickering over her.

A Conversation with Jake Macapagal of ‘Metro Manila’

The perks of being a Netflix junkie: sometimes you get what you ask for.

Vanishing Waves Movie Review - 2012 Kristina Buozyte Film

Review: Chasing Kristina Buožytė’s ‘Vanishing Waves’

“‘Vanishing Waves’ boasts a touch of Andrei Tarkovsky, but I found many similarities to the psychosexual thrillers of French director Alain Robbe-Grillet, most notably ‘Eden and After’ (1970) and ‘Successive Slidings of Pleasure’ (1974).”

‘Nightcrawler’ and the Etiquette of Hollywood Transplants

Q.V. Hough on Nightcrawler and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams