All posts tagged "Foreign Films"

  • Miss Julie | Review

    Touch of Class: Ullmann’s Update of Classic Text Ultimately Lifeless There are a scant few equals to the texts of playwright August Strindberg’s, his 1888...

  • Wild | Review

    Peaks and Vallée: Witherspoon Eats, Prays, Hikes When Cheryl Strayed’s memoir was released in 2012, the climate for gender politics was different. The book’s popularity soared...

  • The Homesman | Review

    Jumping Claims: Jones’ Attempt at Revisionist Western Withers Under its Own Intentions Try as it might, The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones’ first directorial effort since...

  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya | Review

    Princess from the Moon: Takahata Bows with Feminist Spin on Fable Following the news of Hayao Miyazaki’s possible retirement after the release of 2013’s The...

  • Automata | Review

    I, Robot: Ibanez Saddles Asimov for Arresting A.I. Concoction Spanish director Gabe Ibanez makes an impressive sci-fi entry with his sophomore feature, Automata, an exploration...

  • The Blue Room | Review

    Blue in the Face: Amalric’s Simenon Adaptation an Exquisite Enigma Though actor/director Mathieu Amalric’s last directorial effort, On Tour (2010), landed him a Best Director...

  • Corbo | 2014 TIFF Review

    Vive la FLQ: Revolutionary Tactics as Performance of Identity With Corbo, Mathieu Denis’ second feature-length film, the Quebecois director has established an auteur focus on...

  • The New Girlfriend | 2014 TIFF Review

    The Skin I Live In: Ozon’s Exquisite New Exploration of Gender Subversion For his most playful and delightfully creepy film in years, Francois Ozon adapts...

  • Eden | TIFF 2014 Review

    In The Garden Of Garage: Hansen-Løve Recounts Brother’s Coming of Age During the Rise of House Music Thanks to her brother Sven’s involvement in the popularization...

  • Three Hearts | 2014 TIFF 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, Three Hearts, the...

  • Stop The Pounding Heart | Review

    The Heart She Holler: Minervini Caps Texas Trilogy With Christian Corset A hybrid of documentary aesthetic and subdued narrative happenings, the third film in a...

  • Tracks | Review

    It’s Easier For a Camel: Curran’s Curious Reenactment of a Strange Journey Early on in John Curran’s Tracks, which charts the 2,000 mile journey of...

  • The Zero Theorem | Review

    Black Holes and Revelations: Gilliam’s Cluttered Dystopia a Mixed Return to Form In what stands as his best film since 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las...

  • Music Box Have a Wandering Eye For Fontaine’s “Gemma Bovery”

    After shoring up in Toronto with their Cannes pick-ups in Alleluia and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, the Music Box Films folks have landed their...

  • Pasolini | 2014 TIFF Review

    The Gospel According to Pier: Ferrara Poetically Captures an Auteur’s Last Day on Earth It appears that 2014 marks a resounding return for auteur Abel...

  • Frailer | 2014 TIFF Review

    A Peculiar Experiment in Content Guiding Form Experimental director Mijke de Jong’s latest feature-length film, is a curious exercise in content guiding form. It’s ostensibly...

  • Song of the Sea | 2014 TIFF Review

    Of Myth and Men: Moore Dons Skin of the Irish Selkies To Craft Stunning Children’s Tale of Family Heritage You can probably count the number...

  • Goodnight Mommy | 2014 TIFF Review

    Mom Without a Face: Franz’s Debut a Mesmerizing Slice of Psychological Horror Once you’re made aware that Goodnight Mommy is the directorial debut of Veronika...

  • ’71 | 2014 TIFF Review

    Control: A Frenzied Look at the Early Days of the IRA Yann Demange, whose resume consists of serviceable, albeit unexceptional, television fare, has achieved the...

  • Life’s a Breeze | Review

    The Little Foxes: Daly’s Heartfelt Family Drama Pleasantly Rendered Arriving with a bit more investment than its airy title would suggest, Lance Daly returns to...

  • Bang Bang Baby | 2014 TIFF Review

    Campy Histrionics at Their Most Mediocre Canadian director Jeffrey St. Jules has demonstrated an aptitude for experimenting with the cinematic form and creating hyper-realized, wildly...

  • La Sapienza | 2014 TIFF Review

    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...

  • In the Crosswind | 2014 TIFF Review

    Capturing History Through the Art of Tableau Despite only having a couple of short films under his belt, Estonian director Martti Helde’s feature film debut,...

  • The Duke of Burgundy | 2014 TIFF Review

    The Body and the Whip: Strickland’s Sublime Homage to Erotic Cinema Beginning like something that should have been called Exploits of a Chambermaid, replete with...

  • They Have Escaped | 2014 TIFF Review

    Running on Empty: Valkeapaa’s Vicious Road Trip We may have seen similar iterations of outcast, adolescent misfits refusing to conform to the world’s expectations many...