All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • 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...

  • 21 Nights with Pattie | 2016 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Carnal Knowledge: The Larrieu Bros.’ Strange Depiction of Summer Lovin’ Directing duo Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu create oddly distinct pieces of bizarre cinema, yet remain...

  • Winter Song | 2016 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

    Off With Head: Iosseliani Returns with Breezy Cluster of Vignettes Fans of Georgian auteur Otar Iosseliani will be delighted to find the octogenarian in top...

  • 2 Films by Agnes Varda Starring Jane Birkin | Blu-ray Review

    One of the best double features you could treat yourself to this year would be a back-to-back viewing of two Agnes Varda films starring Jane...

  • Marguerite | Review

    Sing the Body Apoplectic: Giannoli Pays Thanks to the Music French director Xavier Giannoli borrows an obscure piece of American pop culture for his latest...

  • United States of Love | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

    Certain Women: Wasilewski Explores Enlightenment and Despair It was 1990, and the climate was changing. Or so begins Polish director Tomas Wasilewski’s third feature, United...

  • Malgré la nuit | 2016 Film Comment Selects Review

    When the Night Has Come: Grandrieux Laments Lost Love Seven years have passed since provocateur Philippe Grandrieux’s 2008 film Un Lac, and he remains somewhat...

  • Tricked | Review

    Community Cinema: Verhoeven’s Failed Experiment Confirms Concepts of Authorship Four years after its premiere in his native Netherlands and a screening at the 2012 Rome...

  • The Road to Istanbul | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

    Free Radicals: Bouchareb Explores a Mother’s Nightmare in Topical Treatment French director Rachid Bouchareb is no stranger to exploring the actions radicalized children have on...

  • Illegitimate | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

    Cruel Intentions: Sitaru Aims to Provoke with Abortion Drama Director Adrian Sitaru makes his most galling effort yet with his fourth film, Illegitimate, a social...

  • Embrace of the Serpent | Review

    Hearts of Darkness: Guerra’s Exceptional Exploration of Ruinous Colonialization Colombian director Ciro Guerra charts an enigmatic narrative of parallel odysseys through the Amazon with his...