All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • Monsters: Dark Continent | Review

    This Time, It’s… Bore: Green’s Debut Piggybacks Indie Sci-Fi Seeing as the cephalopod shaped extraterrestrials have only managed to move from conquering Mexico in Gareth...

  • The Dead Lands | Review

    Dead and Buried: Fraser’s Sumptuously Filmed, Familiar Revenge Drama Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and snagging the distinction of representing New Zealand as the...

  • Tangerines | Review

    Fruit of the Land: Urushadze’s Straightforward Anti-War Sentiment The horrors of war are quietly examined in Tangerines, a period situational drama from Georgian director Zaza...

  • The Passionate Thief (1960) | Review

    Miracolo!: Monicelli’s Exuberant, Digitally Restored Classic There hasn’t been a performer that’s come close to equaling the vibrant energy of Italian actress Anna Magnani, that...

  • That Man From Rio & Up To His Ears | Blu-ray Review

    Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio...

  • The Babadook | Blu-ray Review

    Jennifer Kent’s disturbing directorial debut The Babadook arrives on Blu-ray this week, scoring some of the most critically acclaimed notices ever for a recent psychological...

  • Félix et Meira | Review

    What’s Under the Hat?: Giroux Proposes Unorthodox Paradox Confectioned with a what makes us different makes us the same counterargument, Maxime Giroux’s third feature is...

  • Kill Me Three Times | Review

    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kill Me: Stenders’ Comedy Noir a Blend of Standard Tricks Australian filmmaker Kriv Stenders lands his highest profile project yet with...

  • Black Souls | Review

    Now I Lay Me Down to Kill: Munzi’s Enjoyably Reserved Mafia Film Premiering last fall at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it picked up...

  • Ex Machina | Review

    Imitation Game: Garland’ s Compelling Debut Explores Human’s Technological Hubris Excitingly presented and intelligently written, screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina is certainly one...

  • 52 Tuesdays | Review

    Tuesday’s Child: Hyde’s Attentive Examination of Transition Belonging to a growing number of films taking place over real time, Australian director Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut,...

  • Effie Gray | Review

    Portrait of a Lady: Laxton’s Mannered Version of Victoria Era Repression There’s well-meaningness to Effie Gray that makes it worthy of discussion, at least for...

  • Woman in Gold | Review

    All that Glitters: Curtis Traps Compelling Kernel in Avalanche of Schmaltz British television alum Simon Curtis graduated to feature filmmaking in 2011 with the incredibly...

  • White God | Review

    All Dogs Go To: Mundruczo’s Sad Trumpet Ballad an Allegory of Inhumanity Terminology is key to deciphering the shaggy subtext of Kornel Mundruczo’s allegorical film,...

  • A Wolf at the Door | Review

    Suffer the Children: Coimbra’s Dark Debut is an Affair to Remember Kidnapping and abduction often make for unsettling cinematic subjects, especially when involving small children....

  • La Sapienza | Review #2

    Spaces Between: Green’s Controlled, Heavily Stylized Metaphor Eugène Green is an American born filmmaker who has been steadily making foreign films over the past decade...

  • La Sapienza | Review #1

    Style-Over-Substance in a Fancy Baroque Package French “artiste” Eugène Green’s latest work is further evidence that his overriding career trajectory of indulgent reminiscence, has a deliberately...

  • Amour Fou | Review

    Love Fool: Hausner’s Latest an Exquisitely Shot, Humorous Exploration of Love and Death With her fourth feature film, Amour Fou, Austrian director Jessica Hausner reveals...

  • Portrait of the Artist | 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    On My Skin: Barraud Explores the Essence of Monstrosity There are moments within Antoine Barraud’s sophomore feature Portrait of the Artist that tend to feel...

  • Metamorphosis | 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Europa, Europa: Honore’s Eloquently Updates Ovid for Masterful, Playful Adaptation There really isn’t a modern counterpart (even if Francois Ozon might come close) for the...

  • Love at First Fight | 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Once Bitten: Cailley’s Unique Exploration of Summer Lovin’ Since premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it picked up the FIPRESCI Prize in the...

  • 3 Hearts | 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, 3 Hearts, the...

  • The Connection | 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Le Chapitre Français: Jimenez’s Satisfactory Take on Famed Drug Smuggling Operation Within the glut of cinematic dramas and thrillers contending with drug smuggling operations and...

  • Of Horses and Men | Review

    A Horse is a Horse, Of Course: Erlingsson’s Debut Visually Striking, Episodic Iceland’s 2013 submission for Best Foreign Language film was the directorial debut of Benedikt...

  • Eat Your Bones | 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Family Matters: Hue’s Continued Fascination With Yenish Community Director Jean-Charles Hue continues with the exploration of the Yenich community, a nomadic group of people that...