All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • Chinese Puzzle | 2014 COLCOA Review

    Tuft of Fluff: Klapisch Bids Adieu to Globetrotting Crew Diehard fans of Cedric Klapisch’s L’Auberge espagnole (2002) and its sequel, Russian Dolls (2005) should be...

  • For a Woman | 2014 COLCOA Review

    Mother Load: Kurys Revisits Plight of Parents in Post WWII France For those familiar with the work of director Diane Kurys, the material that inspired...

  • We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t’aime) | 2014 COLCOA Review

    A Man and His Women: Lelouch’s Latest a Lumbering, Bloated Ensemble Nearing his 80’s and with over fifty credits to his name, Oscar and Palme...

  • Last Passenger | Review

    Runaway Train: Nooshin’s Banal Debut Goes Wrong Way on a One Way Track What promises to be a nimble, low budget whodunit aboard a high...

  • Young and Beautiful | Review

    Airy & banal, Ozon’s Latest is as Indistinct as its Title Moving right along the trajectory we’re all well familiar with by now, François Ozon...

  • Criterion Collection: Master of the House | Blu-ray Review

    While he’ll always be best known for his 1928 silent masterpiece, The Passion of Joan Arc (or for his atmospheric 1932 horror film, Vampyr), Danish...

  • The German Doctor | Review

    A Nazi At My Table: Puenzo’s Latest an Eerie Reimagining Argentinian director Lucia Puenzo once again adapts one of her own novels for her latest...

  • Tasting Menu | Review

    Finger Food: Gaul’s Latest Effort Staunchly Unappetizing Spanish filmmaker Roger Gaul (known for his 2002 debut, the co-directed Smoking Room) returns with this Irish co-produced...

  • Perfect Sisters | Review

    Sister, My Sister: Brooks’ Uneven Debut Fumbles Producer Stanley M. Brooks makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters, one of those tawdry sounding stories about...

  • Cuban Fury | Review

    1, 2 Step: Griffiths’ Debut Features Solo Frost in Winning Performance Though it may not command a notable shelf life in your memory, and even...

  • Ilo Ilo | Review

    Singapore Slump: Economics Brushed Aside in Chen’s Gem Debut In his autobiographical debut Ilo Ilo, young Singaporean helmer Anthony Chen delivers a beautifully simple story...

  • Under the Skin | Review

    Female Perversion: Glazer’s Latest a Strange, Hypnotic Exploration of the Body Feminine It’s been over a decade now since Jonathan Glazer’s exciting and strange sophomore...

  • Nymphomaniac: Volume II | Review

    Get Into the Gloom: Von Trier Evades Easy Answers in Darker Second Chapter of Sexual Odyssey You can forget about love as well as any...

  • The Raid 2 | Review

    Badass Berendal: Gareth Evans Delivers a Bloody Good Time Bigger is palpably better. In Gareth Evans’ eagerly anticipated and ambitious sequel to his 2011 cult...

  • Alan Partridge | Review

    Alpha Comedian: a Partridge in a Fair Tree Steve Coogan is known to North American audiences as the successful writer and lead actor of Philomena,...

  • Nymphomaniac: Volume I | Review

    The Girl Can’t Help It: Von Trier’s Indelible First Chapter a Sobering, Ruminative Examination of the Last Cinematic Frontier In today’s modern world, where cinematic...

  • Just a Sigh | Review

    Brief Encounter: Bonnell’s Latest a Breezy, Gallic Affair With his fifth feature, Just a Sigh, (a butchered translation from what really should be The Time...

  • Blood Ties | Review

    Blood Simple: Canet’s English Language Debut an Enjoyably Prostrate Epic For his English language debut, actor/director Guillaume Canet arrives with Blood Ties, a remake of...

  • Himizu | Review

    Suffer the Children: Sono’s Social Dystopia a Melancholy Landscape It appears that 2014 will be a year that sees a flood of Sion Sono’s back...

  • Ernest & Celestine | Review

    Cute in Court: Bears and Mice Controversially Live In Harmony We are not for lack of anthropomorphized mice nor bears, from all the way back...

  • Le Week-End | Review

    Meant to Be Spent Alone: Michell’s Latest a Welcome Return to Quality Filmmaking After a pair of mainstream US misfires, South African born director Roger...

  • Enemy | Review

    Identical/Identity: Villeneuve’s Doppelganger Thriller a Kafkaesque Dead Ringer You can forget the pulpy throes of the dark hearted Prisoners, the recently released collaboration of Jake...

  • The Art of the Steal | Review

    Art Bitch: Sobol Turns to the Dependable Heist Drama with Mixed Results Flying in on the feathery laurels of Kurt Russell (once again donning a...

  • Grand Piano | Review

    Player Piano: Interesting Ideas Churn Into Nonsensical Slog in Mira’s Third Outing Back with his first film since the 2010 potboiler, Agnosia, Spanish director Eugenio...

  • Journey to the West: Conquering Demons | Review

    A Demon in My View: Chow Returns with Rousing, Comedic Action Director Stephen Chow returns with Journey to the West: Conquering Demons, his first film...