All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • 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...

  • Third Person | Review

    World Crash: Haggis Overextends His Usual Formula Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Or so the saying goes. Further beating the interrelated/intersecting characters and multiple storyline...

  • Borgman | Review

    White Child Above the Clouds: Warmerdam’s Dark Classist Comedy a Winner Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman has to be the steadily working director’s most accomplished work...

  • Heli | Review

    Fast, Cheap and Out of Control: Escalante’s Mexico Still Suffering Amat Escalante doesn’t fall far from his own tree with Heli, graphic violence once again...

  • Gebo and the Shadow | Review

    The Shadow Knows: Oliveira’s latest a Stringent Meditation on Sacrifice Inevitably, any discussion pertaining to recent work from Portuguese director Manoel de Oliviera will make...

  • Burning Bush | Review

    Time to Burn: Holland’s Magnificent Mini-Series Event Well Worthy of Big Screen Treatment Realized as a three part mini-series for television, Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s...

  • Bird People | 2014 Cannes Review

    Tweets and FaceTimes: Pascale Ferran Returns with Uneven But Adventurous Realist-Fantasy There are a number of films scattered throughout that are intent on depicting how...

  • Dormant Beauty | Review

    Sleepytime Drama: Bellocchio Messy Message Movie After yet another career peak with his 2009 film Vincere, Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio continues his examination of Italian...

  • The Love Punch | Review

    Love Paunch: Hopkins’ Latest a Predictable Bore Though its cast members seem to game for a good, silly romp, Joel Hopkins’ latest film, The Love...