All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • The Other Side | Review

    Beasts of the Southern Wild: Minervini Continues Fascination with American Rural Dysfunction One can’t help but recall the refreshing yet uncomfortably toxic memories of Harmony...

  • The Unknown Girl | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    The Guilt Trip: The Dardennes’ Add a Touch of Genre to Collective Guilt For better or worse, we already know what kind of quiet poignancy...

  • It’s Only the End of the World | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    Don’t They Know?: Dolan Delivers a Dud with Familial Drama Though no stranger to working with French stars, Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan makes his first...

  • Aquarius | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    Sign of the Times: Filho’s Formidable Examination of Life as a House For his sophomore effort, Brazilian director  crafts an intriguing character study around a...

  • From the Land of the Moon | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    The Spa of Loneliness: Garcia’s Clunky Wartime Romance Though she’s perhaps still best known as a prolific actress, Nicole Garcia has quietly built an impressive...

  • Toni Erdmann | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    Tony Toni Tone: Maren Ade Returns with Profound Portrait of Estranged Family Members Comedic films coming out of Germany, at least those nabbing international acclaim...

  • Staying Vertical | 2016 Cannes Film Festival Review

    The Bipedal Advantage: Guiraudie Returns to Vaguely Pernicious Themes After his 2013 breakout success with Stranger By the Lake, a nod to France’s Hitchcockian forefather...

  • Belladonna of Sadness (1973) | Review

    The Devil Inside: Yamamoto’s Cult Classic Restored to Gloriously Problematic Perversity Cinelicious resurrects one of the most disturbing, sleazy and undeniably artistic animation endeavors ever...

  • Remember | Blu-ray Review

    Ever since his 2009 mainstream breakthrough Chloe (an English language rehash of a 2003 film from Anne Fontaine), Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan has been on...

  • The Lobster | Review

    Animal Farm: Lanthimos’ Dystopic Dip into RomCom Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos makes an admirable English language debut with The Lobster, set within an original dystopic...

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity | Review

    Beautiful Mind: Brown’s Restitution for Neglected Mathematics Genius For those outside of an academic realm in mathematics, the name Srinivasa Ramanujan most likely won’t register,...

  • Viktoria | Review

    Milk of Sorrow: Motherhood and Metaphors Structure Vitkova’s Somber Debut Using intergenerational familial dilemmas to convey significant historical upheaval is certainly nothing new to fiction...

  • Wedding Doll | Review

    Dolled Up: Giladi’s Melancholy Debut on Dreams Deferred Lives and loves hampered by the desires of others provides the basis for Israeli documentarian Nitzan Giladi’s...

  • Tale of Tales | Review

    Good Gaud: Garrone’s Critique of Aristocracy Goes Barely Skin-Deep Italy’s film industry is enjoying something of a renaissance lately, though honestly it’d have to be...

  • Men and Chicken | Review

    Cheep cheep cheep: Jensen’s Bizarre Family Reunion Known for his incredibly prolific career as a screenwriter, penning several of Susanne Bier’s most internationally renowned films...

  • Colonia | Review

    Ticket to Heaven: Gallenberger Depicts Chilean Torture Cult The devastation General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship waged on Chile from the moment of his infamous 1973 coup...

  • A Married Woman (1964) | Review

    Charlotte’s Web: Godard’s Detailed Fragments of Woman Consumed Cohen Media Group presents a limited theatrical re-release of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film A Married Woman in...

  • Neon Bull | Review

    The Tail End: Mascaro’s Sophomore Feature a Strikingly Sensual Exhibition For his sophomore directorial effort, Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro examines a strange universe through his...

  • Kill Your Friends | Review

    How to Get Ahead in Miming: Harris’ Recycles the Sociopathic Entrepreneur Owen Harris dips out of television for feature debut Kill Your Friends, an adaptation...

  • Standing Tall | Review

    Jostling Juvi: Bercot’s Take Familiar Stance on the System Exploring a few too many problematic delinquency issues than it can rightly address, Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall (La Tête...

  • Remember | Review

    Where the Truth Lies: Egoyan’s Pensive, Inconsistent Revenge Thriller Even despite its ironically forgettable title and considerable narrative flaws, Remember, the latest effort from Canadian...

  • Valley of Love | Review

    Guilt Trip: Nicloux Reunites French Icons for Journey Through the Desert Director Guillaume Nicloux reunites French acting legends Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu for his...

  • My Golden Days | Review

    Straw into Gold: Desplechin’s Boys of Summer French director Arnaud Desplechin presents one of his most enjoyable, if ultimately trivial features to date with My...

  • Barney Thomson | Review

    Demon Bumbler: Carlyle’s Serial Killer Comedy Hit or Miss Actor Robert Carlyle directs his feature debut Barney Thomson from a first-time screenplay by producer and...

  • Lolo | Review

    A Child is Waiting: Delpy’s Return to RomCom a Mixed Bag Julie Delpy has managed to balance a terrific (and prolific) career as an actress...