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Rotterdam 2020 Review: PARASITE (B&W VERSION)

On the ninth of February 2020, Korean director Bong Joon Ho came, saw and conquered the Oscars with his film Parasite. A week earlier, he came, saw and conquered the International Film Festival Rotterdam. An old friend of the festival...

Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE, Lyrical Beauty, Marvelous Fun

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a wondrous feature anime.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: PIEDRA SOLA, Andean Ethnocinema Veiled in Mythological Realism

Ancestry, rituals and myths prevail in Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf's ethnological and sensorial docu-drama.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: KALA AZAR, The Theatre of Earthly Poetry

The unassuming romance of two pet cemetery employees evolves into a larger artistic project in Janis Rafa's feature-length docu-fiction debut.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS, Crime Comedy of Bloody Errors, Voracious Greed

One bag of money ensures a battle royale in a dark crime comedy by Kim Yong-hoon.

Blu-ray Review: George Cukor's HOLIDAY Is As Alive as Ever

The screwball genre may remember George Cukor most fondly for his Katherine Hepburne / Cary Grant vehicle, 1940’s The Philadelphia Story, which helped to rescue Kat from her cruel ‘box office poison’ tagging. But for my patronage, Cukor’s lesser-known, Holiday,...

Review: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Runs for the Brass Ring of Mediocrity

Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz star in a live-action Sega video game adaptation.

New York Asian Winter Showcase 2020 Review: EXTREME JOB, A Tasty Cops-and-Criminals Farce

Lee Byeong-hun's police action comedy is an entertaining farce that will leave viewers hankering for fried chicken and beer in between laughs.

Review: IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS, Dreams Bleed Into Reality

Santino Fontana, Natalie Knepp, Devika Bhise, and Donall O Healai star in a psychological thriller, written and directed by Nathan Catucci.

Review: COME AS YOU ARE, A Surprising Underdog Love Story

Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel and Gabourey Sidibe star in Richard Wong's comedy-drama.

Review: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, Painted With a Queer Female Eye

Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel star in writer/director Céline Sciamma's classical period film.

Review: I WAS AT HOME, BUT..., The Best Kind of Cinema

Director Angela Schanelec's take on the effects of grief might be less inscrutable than her previous film, 'The Dreamed Path,' but that doesn't make it any less challenging.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: NASIR, Stoicism in the Time of Assertive Hindu Nationalism

Tamil indie filmmaker Arun Karthick offers first-hand observations on the impact of Hindu nationalism.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: MEANWHILE ON EARTH, Art and Rites of the Funeral Industry

Carl Olsson's spellbinding documentary blends the banal, the comic and the pragmatic.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: THE GHOSTS, Rags, No Riches in Guatemalan Docudrama

Marvin Navas and Carlos Morales El Punisher star, as filmmaker Sebastián Lojo applies neo-noir lenses to a socio-economic docudrama.

Sundance 2020 Review: WENDY Proves That the Sophomore Slump Is Real

Writer-director Benh Zeitlin's long-awaited followup to 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' retells a children's classic in the modern day.

Sundance 2020 Review: THE ASSISTANT Delivers a Master Class in Corporate Complicity

Julia Garner stars in writer-director Kitty Green's ominous, chilling drama.

Sundance 2020 Review: HORSE GIRL Gives Alison Brie the Role of Her Career

Actress and co-writer Alison Brie combines forces with director and co-writer Jeff Baena for a consistently intriguing, occasionally brilliant, black comedy

Blu-ray Review: FAIL SAFE: Everything Old is New Again

In 1964, Fail Safe was released. It was directed by the very influential and prolific director Sidney Lumet, an American master of cinema and television, who helmed films such as Network, 12 Angry Men, Serpico, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,...

Now Streaming: MY VALENTINE, Breaking Hearts, Telling Truths, Stabbing People

Britt Baron, Anna Lore, Benedict Samuel and Anna Akana star, as writer-director Maggie Levin gets to the heart of an abusive relationship in the latest entry of Blumhouse Television's Into the Dark series on Hulu.