International Reviews

KANDAHAR Review: Gerard Butler Returns in Middling Geopolitical Action-Thriller

Gerard Butler and director Ric Roman Waugh reunite.

Cannes 2023 Review: FALLEN LEAVES, Aki Kaurismäki's Deadpan Masterwork

Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki returns to the Cannes competition after 12 years with a superlative romantic comedy.

THE HOLE IN THE FENCE Review: The Cruelty is the Point

"The rich are very different from you and me." F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said this with an apparently envy and longing to be rich. And there is a idea that most people want to be rich - but really, most...

Cannes 2023 Review: OMEN (AUGURE) Paints Kaleidoscopic Africa Here and Now

Belgian rapper Baloji's film stars Marc Zinga, Eliane Umuhire and Marcel Otete Kabeya.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE OTHER LAURENS, Deadpan Belgian Neo-Noir with Visual Flair

Olivier Rabourdin and Louise Leroy star; Claude Schmitz directed.

Cannes 2023 Review: YOUTH (SPRING), Chronicle of China's Working Class Youth

Chinese director Wang Bing makes his Cannes Competition debut with a stunning, expansive work about China's youth working in the country's garment industry.

Cannes 2023 Review: OCCUPIED CITY, Tales From WWII-Era Amsterdam

Steve McQueen directs a 4.5 hour Holocaust documentary.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE ZONE OF INTEREST, Jonathan Glazer's Oblique Holocaust Drama

Sandra Hüller and Christian Friedel star in a German-language film, directed by Jonathan Glazer.

Cannes 2023 Review: CREATURA, Frightening Female Sexuality

Director Elena Martîn Gimeno gives a committed, bracing performance in her film, without sensationalizing its subject.

DROPS OF GOD Review: Like Fine Wine, Gets Better As It Goes

Fleur Geffrier and Yamashita Tomohisa star in the swirling dramatic series, created by Quoc Dang Tran, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Cannes 2023 Review: MONSTER, Complex Chronology, Brave Message

Kore-eda Hirokazu directed a impactful drama with genre trappings.

Cannes 2023 Review: In JEANNE DU BARRY, Johnny Depp Returns in Subdued Supporting Turn

Johnny Depp, performing in French for the first time, plays Louis XV in a historical biopic about the king's mistress.

BROOKLYN 45 Trailer: The Ghosts of War Never Fade Away

A new Ted Geoghegan film gets us at ScreenAnarchy interested. He takes familiar horror tropes and makes them decidely unfamiliar in the most intimate and terrifying way, be that a haunted house in We Are Still Here or anti-colonial monsters...

THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE Review: A Chorus of Anger and Longing

Cows might be one of the few animals whose 'wild' version no longer exists; now bred solely in domestication, they represent how humans have forcibly adapted the natural world for our wants, without regard to the consequences. But now the...

WHITE BUILDING Review: Beautiful Elegy to a Not So Distant Past

Piseth Chhun stars in Kavich Neang's feature directorial debut, set in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

WINGS OF DESIRE Blu-ray Review: Compañero

Wim Wenders directed; Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk star.

MAD CATS Review: Japanese Action Comedy Lands Jokes And Punches

Taka receives a cryptic message about his missing brother, Mune. The message plays out, ‘Infiltrate the captor’s lair, find his brother, steal a mysterious object, and don’t let anyone see you’. In capable hands, this might be a piece of...

MOTHER SUPERIOR Review: One Searches For Their Past, The Other Wants to Relive it

Austria, 1975, and Sigrun has taken a job caring for Baroness Heidenreich at Rosenkreuz Manor. Warned beforehand that her patient is tough to work with and has already gone through a handful of other nurses Sigrun is determined to stick...

GIVING BIRTH TO A BUTTERFLY Review: When It's Time to Board The Next Train

Tolstoy once famously wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in their own way. You could substitute the word 'unhappy' for 'eccentric' or 'detached from reality'. It's not uncommon for married couples, and their children as they grow into their...

BRANDED TO KILL 4K Review: Exciting and Funny

Suzuki Seijun's 1967 masterpiece, starring Shishido Joe, got him fired from Nikkatsu. Now available from The Criterion Collection.