All posts tagged "Foreign Films"

  • A Five Star Life | Review

    Perks of Using the Star System: Tognazzi’s Tale a Tad Too Familiar Maria Sole Tognazzi, daughter of famed actor/director Ugo Tognazzi, visits the mid-life crisis...

  • Cavalry | Review

    Trials of Faith Without Error; Glesson’s Good Priest Suffers for Sins of the Fathers Two years after The Guard, the most commercially successful Irish film...

  • Fandor Purrs to the Sound of Zürcher’s “The Strange Little Cat”

    Just prior to its one week stint over at the FilmLinc in August, TheWrap reports that Fandor have put The Strange Little Cat in their...

  • Live Free or Die; Roadside Attractions Land Dolan’s “Mommy”

    In a deal that we can already claim as filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s most significant opening in the U.S yet, the folks at Roadside Attractions have...

  • Le Chef | Review

    Chef Mate: Cohen’s Poke at the Restaurant World Written for Fast Food Mentality Connoisseurs of world food porn will perhaps take keen interest in the...

  • Carnie Folk; Haenel & Lola Duenas Among Performers in Léa Fehner’s “Les ogres”

    Respectively coming off red-hot Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight titles in big winner Les Combattants and Alleluia, actresses Adèle Haenel and Lola Dueñas are reteaming (they both...

  • Fanny | Review

    Fanny Feast: Auteuil’s Underwhelming Trilogy Continues The mid-section of his Pagnol tribute, Fanny promises to give us the female perspective in the crossed lover’s situation...

  • A Long Way Down | Review

    Lost in Translation: Chaumeil’s English Language Debut a Wretched Operation While his 2010 feature debut, Heartbreaker, which starred Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, managed to...

  • I Vinti | Blu-ray Review

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s third feature, I Vinti, translating as The Vanquished, gets a Blu-ray upgrade from Raro Video, serving as a definite collector’s item for aficionados...

  • Marius | Review

    You’re Horrible, Marius: Auteuil’s Next Stop on the Pagnol Train At the very least, actor Daniel Auteuil’s return to the director’s seat with the first...

  • After Lucia, it’s “Chronic” for Michel Franco, Tim Roth & Bitsie Tulloch

    If we base ourselves on his first two ventures into feature filmmaking (Daniel and Ana and After Lucia) thesps Tim Roth, Bitsie Tulloch, Michael Cristofer and...

  • Me and You | Review

    Unhappy Together: Bertolucci’s Muted Return to the Director’s Seat Seemingly against the odds, wheelchair bound Bernardo Bertolucci arrives with his first directorial effort, Me and...

  • Kino Lorber Sink Their Canines into Godard’s “Goodbye to Language”

    Perhaps the most decisive film at the recent Cannes Film Festival, the Jury Prize winning Goodbye to Language has found a home in the U.S via...

  • Music Box Madly in Love with Fabrice Du Welz’s “Alleluia”

    Definitely in the Godfather: Part II category of films where the second instalment might be the jewel of a proposed trio of films, Fabrice Du...

  • Exclusive: Michaël Youn’s Jacky Goes Down on One’s Knees…and in Flames in “Le Chef”

    I think when Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! (otherwise known as Me, Myself and Mum) not only took home the top prizes in the...

  • Snowpiercer | Review

    Hell Frozen Over: Joon-Ho’s Dystopic Thrill Ride an Arresting Examination of Cold Humanity His first feature film since 2009’s Mother, as well as his English...

  • Norte, the End of History | Review

    Crime & Punishment: Diaz’s Latest Epic Examines the Banality of Evil For those accustomed to the cinema of Lav Diaz, the four hour running time...

  • Siddharth | Review

    In a Child’s Name: Mehta’s Sophomore Film a Gripping Ordeal Following up on his 2007 debut, Amal, Toronto based filmmaker Richie Mehta returns to Delhi...

  • The Last Sentence | Review

    Scenes From a Marriage: Troell’s Latest an Engrossing Character Study Swedish auteur Jan Troell, at 81, is thankfully still making films, and his latest, The...

  • Policeman | Review

    Israeli vs. Israeli terrorist drama is a timely, thrilling provocation The opening scene of Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid’s subversive, original terrorist drama Policeman is a...

  • A Summer’s Tale (1996) | Review

    Summer Shanty: Rohmer’s Breezy Contemplation a Welcome Resurrection Never before released in the US, Eric Rohmer’s 1996 title, A Summer’s Tale, which is part of...

  • The Two Faces of January | Review

    Winter of Our Discontent: Amini’s Problem with Narrative Pabulum Few crime writers can boast such a weighty lineage of cinematic adaptation as that of Patricia...

  • Third Person | Review

    World Crash: Haggis Overextends His Usual Formula Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Or so the saying goes. Further beating the interrelated/intersecting characters and multiple storyline...

  • Borgman | Review

    White Child Above the Clouds: Warmerdam’s Dark Classist Comedy a Winner Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman has to be the steadily working director’s most accomplished work...

  • Gebo and the Shadow | Review

    The Shadow Knows: Oliveira’s latest a Stringent Meditation on Sacrifice Inevitably, any discussion pertaining to recent work from Portuguese director Manoel de Oliviera will make...