International: Europe

SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING Review: Absurd, Comic Nonsense

A new film by Quentin Dupieux.

Neuchâtel 2023: Swiss International Fantastic Film Festival Unveils This Year's Poster

Our friends at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival are busy preparing for this year's 22nd edition of their Swiss-based genre film festival. As the programming comes together the festival has unveiled this year's poster. It is a slick and shiny work...

A WOMAN KILLS Review: Daring, Sexual, Violent, French Classic

Now on Blu-ray from Radiance.

THE LINE Review: Ursula Meier's Dysfunctional Family Drama

Swiss director Ursula Meier examines what constitutes home, and its physical and metaphorical boundaries in this intense family drama.

Now Streaming: A-HA: THE MOVIE, Tiring of the Light

Directed by Thomas Robsahm, the music doc on the Norwegian band is now streaming on Viaplay.

Now Streaming: RHINO: UKRANIAN GODFATHER, A Raw Look at Criminal Underworld in 90s Ukraine

Rhino chronicles the rise of its titular character, from a two-bit criminal to a full-time gangster in the Ukranian underworld in the 1990s. Sentsov starts his story when Rhino was a small boy growing up in rural Ukraine. There are...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Review: It's Big. Really Big. For JOHN WICK Fans That's Great.

In his ongoing quest to defeat The High Table, John Wick discovers a way to earn his freedom once and for all. In order to do so he must defeat his most formidable foe yet, a ruthless, high ranking member...

TIME BANDITS and Pasolini: Catching Up on Criterion in June 2023

Yes, I know I'm late, I'm late to a very important date, but yet, there is still plenty of time for all physical-media devotees to smash piggybanks, turn over mattresses, and otherwise plan June 2023 orders from The Criterion Collection,...

TORI AND LOKITA Review: The Dardennes' Strongest Film in Years

Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu, and Alban Ukaj star in a brutal and emotionally bare film, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.

THE WELL: First Look at TERRIFIER 2's Lauren LaVera in Italian Supernatural Horror

Yeesh. You put something on the back burner then March 17th rolls around just before the weekend and suddenly three days are just gone - vanished - and you have realized you have dropped the ball on a bit of...

Now Playing, Only in Theaters: INSIDE, RIMINI

Willem Dafoe plays a trapped art thief, plus the newest from director Ulrich Seidl.

Berlinale 2023 Review: WHEN WILL IT BE AGAIN LIKE IT NEVER WAS BEFORE, A Family Saga on the Edge

Camile Loup Moltzen, Laura Tonke, Devid Streisow star in Sonja Heiss eccentric tragicomic family coming-of-age that defies normalcy.

First Look 2023 Preview: Survey of New World Cinema

Once again, First Look Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image is upon us, showcasing new, adventurous films from around the world. Encompassing features, shorts, narratives and non-narratives, this year's wide ranging selections include Tori and Lokita, a new film...

Review: Criterion Presents Three Films by Mai Zetterling

Confrontational and bold, the directorial work of successful actress-turned-filmmaker Mai Zetterling exhibits an almost meta grab of her own career.  Once relegated to starring in male-driven flights of fancy and whatnot, the eventual Swedish expatriate opted in the 1950s to make...

SOUND OF SILENCE Review: Proper Scary Horror Flick Thwarted by Key Concerns

Emma returns to Italy after an incident in her family home leaves her parents badly injured. Alone in the house Emma discovers a haunted radio and makes contact with the evil that is haunting it. Now she has to uncover...

Berlinale 2023 Review: 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES, Coming of Identity, Told With Deep Empathy

Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain, Itziar Lazkano, Martxelo Rubio and Miguel Garcés star in Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren's feature debut.

Berlinale 2023 Review: MUSIC Turns Oedipal Story Into Transcendental Experience

Directed by Angela Schanelec, Aliocha Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Argyris Xafisc and Wolfgang Michael star in the German-language film.

Fantaspoa 2023: First Wave of This Year's Lineup, Festival Finally Returning to In-Person

Fantaspoa is gearing up for another year and have announced the first wave of titles and unveiled this year's poster.    They have also announced that they are finally returning to in-person screenings this year, taking over four cinemas in...

THE MAGIC FLUTE Review: A Strange Jumble of Commercialized Mozart and Dead Poets Society

Directed by Florian Sigl, the new dramatic adaptation for the big screen stars F. Murray Abraham, Iwan Rheon and Jeanne Goursaud.

Berlinale 2023 Review: AFIRE, Art and Love Burn in Tragicomedy

Director Christian Petzold's new film stars Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs and Matthias Brandt.