All posts tagged "Foreign Films"

  • Down the Hatchet: Strand Take Advice from Pat Mills’ “Guidance”

    We can coin this as a double Toronto Int. Film Festival acquisitions kind of day for the Strand Releasing folks — according to Variety, they’ve used...

  • They’ve Gotta Have It: Strand Releasing Add May Allah Bless France! to Future Bling

    Strand Releasing’s healthy appetite for French cinema is made once again apparent with the pick-up of Abd Al Malik’s TIFF-preemed, double nominated (Best First Feature...

  • Maps to the Stars | Review

    What’s the Matter with Havana?: Cronenberg’s L.A. Story a Hot Mess of Tangled Ideas Couched within its episodic instances of harpooning Hollywood stereotypes, there is...

  • Good Grief: Mimi Brănescu Measures Brain Waves in Cristi Puiu’s “Sierra-Nevada”

    Cristi Puiu has reteamed with his The Death of Mr. Lazarescu actor Mimi Brănescu on the filmmaker’s fifth feature film currently filming in Bucharest until...

  • The Duke of Burgundy | 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...

  • In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund

    The first ever retrospective of Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s work which opens at the at the Film Society Lincoln Center this Wednesday and began its tour in...

  • Li’l Quinquin | Review

    Life of Quinquin: Dumont’s Foray into Miniseries Format Filled with His Brand of Peculiar Humor Provocative auteur Bruno Dumont lets loose his comedic side with...

  • Song of the Sea | 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...

  • Leviathan | Review

    On the Waterfront: Zvyagintsev’s Sprawling Opus of a Modern, Devouring Regime Back with his fourth feature, Leviathan, Russian auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev succeeds in cinematic sublimity...

  • 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...