All posts tagged "Foreign Films"

  • 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...

  • Miss Julie | 2014 TIFF 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...

  • 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...

  • High Society | 2014 TIFF Review

    Is There More to this Coming-of-Age Parable Than Meets the Eye? One of the key specificities about the production of Julie Lopes Curval’s latest exploration...

  • The Vanished Elephant | 2014 TIFF Review

    A Puzzle within a Puzzle within a Puzzle Initially, The Vanished Elephant, Javier Fuentes-León’s follow-up to the well-received ghost story, Undertow, has a surprisingly unpolished...

  • Red Rose | 2014 TIFF Review

    Beware the Beauty of the Single Red Rose Though she’s lived in France for more than three decades, Sepideh Farsi has carved out a career...

  • Waste Land | 2014 TIFF Review

    Fear in a Handful of Dust: Van Hees Completes Trilogy with Dark Metaphor Belgian director Pieter Van Hees completes his trilogy that began with 2008’s...

  • Return to Ithaca | 2014 TIFF Review

    Shared Tendencies: McGowan’s Debut an Understated Navigation Palme d’Or winning director Laurent Cantet continues a tour outside of France with his latest feature, the carefully...

  • Out of Nature | 2014 TIFF Review

    A Hollow World of Obligations Ole Giæver’s sophomore feature, Out of Nature, very much resembles—in setting, structure and thematic preoccupation—his short film work and prior,...

  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence | 2014 TIFF Review

    Familiar Tune: Andersson Completes Trilogy With Enjoyable, Familiar Chapter Prolific Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson tends to work infrequently, taking years, if not decades, between film...

  • Dukhtar | 2014 TIFF Review

    Not Without My Dukhtar: Nathaniel’s Debut a Sobering Drama On paper, the premise of director Afia Nathaniel’s debut, Dukhtar (Daughter), sounds like it has the...

  • Guidance | 2014 TIFF 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...

  • Cut Snake | 2014 TIFF Review

    Out of the Past: Ayres’ Neo-noir is a Pulpy Brood With a little luck, Australian director Tony Ayres’ latest film, Cut Snake will evolve beyond...