All posts tagged "Foreign Film Review"

  • Coming Home | Review

    Things Not Forgotten: Zhimou Returns to Period Tragedy with Middling Results Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou, known recently for elaborate adventure films like House of Flying Daggers...

  • Wenders Retrospective: Until the End of the World | Review

    Pray for the Wounded Planet: Wenders’ Belabored Road Trip to the Apocalypse The troubled production and following critical ambivalence towards Wim Wenders’ 1991 film Until...

  • The Second Mother | Review

    An Other Mother: Muylaert Scores International Breakout with Class Conscious Character Study Brazilian director Anna Muylaert gets her first crack at international renown with her...

  • Turbo Kid | Review

    Kid Dangerous: Trio of Directors Craft Endearing 80’s Retro Flick Operating comfortably within the lines of the well-tread grooves of genre paths explored before than...

  • Guidance | Review

    Life Coach: Mills’ Debut a Showcase for Own Multi-talents Toronto based filmmaker Pat Mills makes his directorial debut with Guidance, a dark hearted comedy that...

  • Prince | Review

    It Takes a Muscle: De Jong’s Debut a Vibrant Entry in Familiar Genre So perhaps there is a room for a bit of inventiveness in...

  • Tag | 2015 Fantasia Film Festival Review

    Female of the Species: Sono’s Pseudo-Allegory Reifies the Male Gaze Superficially, there’s not too much new on hand in Sion Sono’s Tag, credited as the...

  • Tom at the Farm | Review

    I Need a Lover with a Farm Hand: Dolan’s Latest a Filet of Self Loathing For his fourth feature, Xavier Dolan adapts the material of...

  • Seashore | VOD Review

    The Sea Will Tell: Titillation and Vague Angst Tease Substance in Tepid Gay Tinged Drama Though there’s still a great need to tell vibrant, meaningful...

  • Catch Me Daddy | Review

    Family Matters: Wolfe’s Unsettling Debut a Thriller with a Mean Streak Premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, director Daniel...

  • Dark Places | Review

    Grim Girl: Pacquet-Brenner’s Adaptation Brandishes Relentlessly Contrived Twists “I have a meanness in me,” warns the omniscient narrator of Dark Places, as voiced by a...

  • The Kindergarten Teacher | Review

    Dangerous Minds: Lapid’s Sophomore Film a Bizarre, Engrossing Character Study Repressed desires find an unexpected outlet in Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s sophomore film, The Kindergarten...

  • Phoenix | Review

    Return From the Ashes: Petzold’s Compelling Resurrection of WWII Aftermath At the head of the cinematic movement referred to as the Berlin School of filmmaking...

  • Cesar and Rosalie (1972) | Review

    Love’s Connections: Sautet’s Frustrating, Savvy Love Story Out of the many representations of cinematic emotional complexities French filmmakers master over most is the messy actuality...

  • Max and the Junkmen (1971) | Review

    Crime and Punishment: Sautet’s Enthralling Policier an Obscure Neo-Noir Following the international acclaim of his 1970 film The Things of Life, Claude Sautet re-teamed with...

  • Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995) | Review

    Lonely Hearts: Sautet’s Elegant Final Film on Passionate Restraint Winning Best Director as well as Best Actor for Michel Serrault at the 1995 Cesars, Nelly...

  • A Hard Day | Review

    Long Day’s Journey: Seong-hoon Reaches Amoral High Ground with Spry Action Flick If anything, South Korean director Kim Seong-hoon’s sophomore film A Hard Day certainly...

  • Court | Review

    Legal Ease: Tamhane’s Frustrating, Numbing Portrait of India’s Legal System Director Chaitanya Tamhane won Best Film in the Horizons program at the 2014 Venice Film...

  • Mr. Holmes | Review

    Unsolved Mysteries: Condon Recreates the Last Days of Sherlock Holmes Director Bill Condon reunites with elements from several of his most critically acclaimed titles for...

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato | 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Greenaway’s Homage an Inspired Provocation Erotically charged and artfully crafted, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is the first of two titles devoted...

  • Alleluia | Review

    In the Mood For Love: Du Welz Returns With Gloriously Dark Rendering of Insatiable Passion His first film since 2008’s underappreciated Vinyan, Belgian director Fabrice...

  • Strangerland | Review

    Cry in the Dark: Farrant’s Debut an Unnerving Exploration of Carnal Knowledge Recent critically acclaimed imports from Australia tend to glorify more aggressive genre trends,...

  • 10,000 KM | Review

    Going the Distance: Marques-Marcet Explores the Strain of Separation An exploration of the effects an extended period of long distance has on the stability of...

  • Big Game | Review

    Rules of the Game: Helander’s Schlocky English Language Debut Even though the film seems perfectly well aware of its own silliness as it recapitulates formulaic...

  • The Little Death | Review

    Lust, Actually: Lawson’s Sexually Charged Debut Struggles with What Women Want Taking home the audience prize at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, Australian director Josh...