All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • Salvo | Review

    Miracle Worker: Italian Duo’s Debut a Cold Rumination on Tenuous Connection Though its initial setup holds considerable promise, due mostly to subdued visual cues that...

  • Metro Manila | Review

    A Better Life: Ellis’ Latest a Masterful Drama of Sacrifice British director Sean Ellis brings us to the Philippines with his third feature film, Metro...

  • 14 Blades | Review

    Blades of Glory: Lee Brings the Old West to the Ming Dynasty Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee’s 2010 film, 14 Blades is at last making...

  • Jealousy | Review

    Cold Day in the Park: Garrel’s Green Monster in Black and White Director Philippe Garrel returns to his prized black and white format for a...

  • Moebius | Review

    Freudian Slip: Ki-duk Gets to the Greek South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk outdoes himself with his latest theatrical release, Moebius, so named for the continuous...

  • Abuse of Weakness | Review

    My Afternoon With Maud’s Money: Breillat’s Most Personal Film Showcases Huppert Catherine Breillat leaves behind the series of Grimm’s fairy tales she was adapting and...

  • What If | Review

    The C Word: Dowse’s Latest a Joy Despite Censor Scramble Don’t let the marketing snafu and the hopelessly generic title fool you into thinking that...

  • The Strange Little Cat | Review

    In a Word: Pulchritude Buried in Cannes’ most unassuming and roundly ignored sidebar, ACID (an acronym for what translates to “The Association for the Distribution...

  • The Almost Man | Review

    Growing Pains: Lund’s Debut a Gem of Behavioral Regression The long hard road to growing up and accepting responsibility takes the center stage in Martin...

  • Calvary | Review

    Trials of Faith Without Error; Glesson’s Good Priest Suffers for Sins of the Fathers Two years after The Guard, the most commercially successful Irish film...

  • A Five Star Life | Review

    Perks of Using the Star System: Tognazzi’s Tale a Tad Too Familiar Maria Sole Tognazzi, daughter of famed actor/director Ugo Tognazzi, visits the mid-life crisis...

  • Le Chef | Review

    Chef Mate: Cohen’s Poke at the Restaurant World Written for Fast Food Mentality Connoisseurs of world food porn will perhaps take keen interest in the...

  • Fanny | Review

    Fanny Feast: Auteuil’s Underwhelming Trilogy Continues The mid-section of his Pagnol tribute, Fanny promises to give us the female perspective in the crossed lover’s situation...

  • Marius | Review

    You’re Horrible, Marius: Auteuil’s Next Stop on the Pagnol Train At the very least, actor Daniel Auteuil’s return to the director’s seat with the first...

  • Me and You | Review

    Unhappy Together: Bertolucci’s Muted Return to the Director’s Seat Seemingly against the odds, wheelchair bound Bernardo Bertolucci arrives with his first directorial effort, Me and...

  • Snowpiercer | Review

    Hell Frozen Over: Joon-Ho’s Dystopic Thrill Ride an Arresting Examination of Cold Humanity His first feature film since 2009’s Mother, as well as his English...

  • Nothing Bad Can Happen | Review

    Book of Job 2: Gebbe’s Divisive Debut High Brow Torture Porn The only German entry in 2013’s Cannes film festival also happened to be one...

  • Norte, the End of History | Review

    Crime & Punishment: Diaz’s Latest Epic Examines the Banality of Evil For those accustomed to the cinema of Lav Diaz, the four hour running time...

  • Siddharth | Review

    In a Child’s Name: Mehta’s Sophomore Film a Gripping Ordeal Following up on his 2007 debut, Amal, Toronto based filmmaker Richie Mehta returns to Delhi...

  • The Last Sentence | Review

    Scenes From a Marriage: Troell’s Latest an Engrossing Character Study Swedish auteur Jan Troell, at 81, is thankfully still making films, and his latest, The...

  • Venus in Fur | Review

    Mighty Aphrodite: Polanski Returns With Spirited Adaptation The once quite reticent Roman Polanski quickly returns with yet another adaptation of a popular Broadway play, Venus...

  • Policeman | Review

    Israeli vs. Israeli terrorist drama is a timely, thrilling provocation The opening scene of Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid’s subversive, original terrorist drama Policeman is a...

  • A Summer’s Tale (1996) | Review

    Summer Shanty: Rohmer’s Breezy Contemplation a Welcome Resurrection Never before released in the US, Eric Rohmer’s 1996 title, A Summer’s Tale, which is part of...

  • The Two Faces of January | Review

    Winter of Our Discontent: Amini’s Problem with Narrative Pabulum Few crime writers can boast such a weighty lineage of cinematic adaptation as that of Patricia...

  • Violette | 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Review

    Portrait of an Artist: Provost’s Examination a Showcase for Devos Continuing with the resuscitation of another female artist, which was the subject of his 2008...