All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • Lily Lane | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

    Over the River and Through the Woods: Fliegauf Explores Intimate Portrait of Abuse Cycles Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf returns with his first film since 2012’s...

  • Caprice | 2016 My French Film Festival Review

    You Will Love a Tall Blonde Actress: Mouret Plays a Man Most Wanted in Latest RomCom Perhaps what’s most refreshing about actor/writer/director Emmanuel Mouret’s latest...

  • The Club | Review

    Living Under Your Spotlight: Larrain Paints it Black with Catholic Crisis Comedy For his first film following the finale of his narrative trilogy documenting the...

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato | Review

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Greenaway’s Homage an Inspired Provocation Erotically charged and artfully crafted, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is the first of two titles devoted...

  • Mammal | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

    The Many Things You Gave Me: Daly’s Icy, Perverse Sophomore Film Unfit or disinterested mothers still seem to be taboo subjects, at least to center...

  • The Lure | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

    They Could Go on Singing: Smoczynska’s Debut a Fairy Tale Grim Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska crafts a memorable directorial debut with The Lure, a 1980s...

  • Padre Padrone | Taviani Retrospective Review

    I Never Sang for My Father: The Taviani Brothers and the Prison of Patriarchy For many, Italian directing duo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani are best...

  • Rabin, the Last Day | Review

    Prime Time: Gitai Revisits the Assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Israeli auteur Amos Gitai reenacts the final moments of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin prior to...

  • Sand Storm | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

    The Member of the Wedding: Zexer’s Debut Churns Empathy from Obscene Custom We’ve seen an increasing tide of feminist perspective narratives detailing the despicable social...

  • Belgica | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Bar None: Van Groeningen Returns to Musical Inclinations for Vibrant Sibling Portrait Belgian auteur Felix Van Groeningen, the front runner of the Belgian New Wave,...

  • A Perfect Day | Review

    All’s Well, End’s Well: Leon de Aranoa’s Benevolent English Debut Fernando Leon de Aranoa makes his English language debut with A Perfect Day, a period...

  • El Movimiento | Review

    Birth of No Nation: Naishtat’s Compelling, Experimental History Lesson Argentinean director Benjamin Naishtat’s sophomore effort, El Movimiento is a disturbing and inventive account of national...

  • The Treasure | Review

    Porumboiu, The Treasure Hunter: Yet Another Romanian Gem As far as we’re aware, no Romanian director has yet made a movie about staring at a stark,...

  • Son of Saul | Review

    Hell on Earth: Nemes’ Impressive, Unsettling Debut Plunges into the Darkness of WWII Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes makes an impressive debut with Son of Saul,...

  • Cosmos | Review

    The Fault in Our Stars: Zulawski’s Uncompromised Return a Dark Hearted Farce Throughout a filmography that’s spanned five decades, including two short films and now,...

  • The Girl King | Review

    The Throne of Loneliness: Kaurismaki Cartoons Christina Considering it’s been forty years since her last notable on screen incarnation, the time has come for a...

  • Arabian Nights Trilogy | Review

    Tales of a Tale of Tales: Gomes’s Three-Part Epic Is A Monument To The Plight Of Portugal’s Working Class There may be more traditionally successful...

  • Youth | Review

    Oh, Youth and Beauty!: Sorrentino’s Shows Softer Side in Switzerland Following the success of the snide yet undeniably eloquent 2013 title The Great Beauty, which...

  • The Summer of Sangaile | Review

    The Wind Beneath Her Wings: Kavaite’s Sapphic Sophomore Sighs Sophomore is an adjective that serves as a pun to describe Alante Kavaite’s latest film, The...

  • Casa Grande | Review

    The Kids Are All Right: Barbosa Explores Brazil’s Class Fissures in Evenhanded Debut Familiar dramatic conflicts are elevated by strong performances and astute characterizations in...

  • Queen of the Desert | AFI Film Festival Review

    Hey, Queen: Herzog Can’t Convey Passion in the Desert Acclaim does not seem to be the fate of Werner Herzog’s latest film, the long gestating...

  • Criterion Collection: Code Unknown | Blu-ray Review

    Over the past two decades, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke has grown into one of the most formidable cinematic titans currently working today. Winning five awards...

  • The Mask (Eyes of Hell) | Review

    Circus of the Face: A Delectable Restoration of Obscure Canadian Horror Film The 1961 horror film The Mask owns several notable distinctions. Not only was...

  • The Hallow | Review

    Hollow’s Eve: Hardy’s Creature Feature Debut Has Superficial Roots It was announced that Irish director Corin Hardy would be heading up The Crow reboot for...

  • Brooklyn | Review

    A Brooklyn Baby: Crowley’s Simple Immigration Tale Buoyed by Strong Emotional Core Director John Crowley returns with Brooklyn, his strongest film in years, based on...