Reviews

  • The Little Bedroom | Review

    Good Grief: Nuanced Dramatic Debut Lands Long Awaited Release in US Initially premiering at the Locarno Film Festival in 2010, the directorial debut of Stephanie...

  • Good Kill | 2014 TIFF Review

    Fatal Irony: Is There Anything Good About This Kill? Nearly two decades after collaborating on the shrewd and subtly realized sci-fi allegory, Gattaca, Ethan Hawke...

  • Corbo | 2014 TIFF Review

    Vive la FLQ: Revolutionary Tactics as Performance of Identity With Corbo, Mathieu Denis’ second feature-length film, the Quebecois director has established an auteur focus on...

  • Pride | Review

    The Climate Was Changing: Warchus Revisits 80s Set Instance of Activism British director Matthew Warchus first appeared in 1999 with his directorial debut, Simpatico, based...

  • Two Night Stand | Review

    About Last Night: Nichols’ Debut Paddles Vainly Around Notions of Modern Love Director Max Nichols makes his directorial debut with Two Night Stand, almost entirely...

  • Lilting | Review

    Common Grounds: Khaou Strikes Graceful, Observant Notes in Debut A moving, and sharply wrought screenplay supported by several elegant performances marks Cambodian born director Hong...

  • The Equalizer | Review

    Sequelizer: Fuqua Resurrects Vintage TV Series to Maudlin Effect Upon the project’s official announcement, it may not have seemed a necessarily surprising or even awful...

  • Heaven Knows What | 2014 TIFF Review

    Living Through Oblivion: Safdie Bros. Lens Devastating Tale of Desperation and Depravity on the Streets of NYC The story of how the directorial brothers Benny...

  • The New Girlfriend | 2014 TIFF Review

    The Skin I Live In: Ozon’s Exquisite New Exploration of Gender Subversion For his most playful and delightfully creepy film in years, Francois Ozon adapts...

  • Good People | Review

    People Are People: Genz’s English Debut a Satisfactory B-Grade Noir Expectations may a bet set a bit too high for Danish filmmaker Henrik Ruben Genz’s...

  • Ned Rifle | 2014 TIFF Review

    Nobody’s Fool: Hartley Concludes His Grim Trilogy While it may be wholly unnecessary to see the two preceding films in the loosely knit Grim trilogy...

  • Eden | TIFF 2014 Review

    In The Garden Of Garage: Hansen-Løve Recounts Brother’s Coming of Age During the Rise of House Music Thanks to her brother Sven’s involvement in the popularization...

  • 99 Homes | 2014 TIFF Review

    Housing Complex: Bahrani Extends Capitalism Criticism to Housing Market Though his 2012 farming melodrama At Any Price found director Ramin Bahrani gaining wider visibility with...

  • Still Alice | 2014 TIFF Review

    Red Queen’s Lost Her Head: Westmoreland & Glatzer’s Poetic Elegy of Familial Tragedy It’s been a busy year for Julianne Moore, in between tent pole...

  • Three Hearts | 2014 TIFF Review

    Heart to Heart to Heart: Jacquot’s Romantic Drama Can’t Cover Every Angle Despite sporting the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve, Three Hearts, the...

  • Stop The Pounding Heart | Review

    The Heart She Holler: Minervini Caps Texas Trilogy With Christian Corset A hybrid of documentary aesthetic and subdued narrative happenings, the third film in a...

  • The Maze Runner | Review

    Mazed and Confused: Ball’s Lusterless Debut Another Dystopic YA Derivative Pretty teenagers that survive the apocalypse are sure going to have it tough. Or maybe...

  • Tracks | Review

    It’s Easier For a Camel: Curran’s Curious Reenactment of a Strange Journey Early on in John Curran’s Tracks, which charts the 2,000 mile journey of...

  • The Zero Theorem | Review

    Black Holes and Revelations: Gilliam’s Cluttered Dystopia a Mixed Return to Form In what stands as his best film since 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las...

  • Space Station 76 | Review

    Earth Below Us: Plotnick’s Debut a Sweet Space Soap Opera Those familiar with the comedic genius of Jack Plotnick should be thrilled to see his...