All posts tagged "Foreign Films"

  • The Notebook | Review

    Behind Every Great War Is a Great Story: Szasz’s Captivating, Grotesque Portrait of Life During Wartime World War II takes on the ambience of an...

  • Salvo | Review

    Miracle Worker: Italian Duo’s Debut a Cold Rumination on Tenuous Connection Though its initial setup holds considerable promise, due mostly to subdued visual cues that...

  • Metro Manila | Review

    A Better Life: Ellis’ Latest a Masterful Drama of Sacrifice British director Sean Ellis brings us to the Philippines with his third feature film, Metro...

  • We Won’t Grow Old Together | Blu-Ray Review

    Even after nearly two decades of short films, documentaries and the success of his 1968 feature debut, L’enfance Nue, director Maurice Pialat’s celebrated sophomore feature,...

  • Moebius | Review

    Freudian Slip: Ki-duk Gets to the Greek South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk outdoes himself with his latest theatrical release, Moebius, so named for the continuous...

  • Favorites Of The Moon | Blu-Ray Review

    After a new print screened at the 2014 City of Lights City of Angels Festival earlier this spring, Cohen Media Group has released a digitally...

  • What If | Review

    The C Word: Dowse’s Latest a Joy Despite Censor Scramble Don’t let the marketing snafu and the hopelessly generic title fool you into thinking that...

  • The Strange Little Cat | Review

    In a Word: Pulchritude Buried in Cannes’ most unassuming and roundly ignored sidebar, ACID (an acronym for what translates to “The Association for the Distribution...

  • Dakota Johnson Makes “A Bigger Splash” Than Margot Robbie; Guadagnino Finally Starts Lensing

    He slayed international auds with I Am Love, and now it would appear that Luca Guadagnino is finally moving back into feature films (docs and...

  • The Almost Man | Review

    Growing Pains: Lund’s Debut a Gem of Behavioral Regression The long hard road to growing up and accepting responsibility takes the center stage in Martin...

  • Calvary | 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...

  • Criterion Collection: Insomnia | Blu-ray Review

    Erik Skjoldbjaerg’s 1997 directorial debut, Insomnia is a prescient prototype of what would now be termed Nordic Noir in today’s global film market. At the...

  • 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...

  • 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...