Tag: belgium

Cannes 2023 Review: THE OLD OAK, Exploitative Racism Melodrama Is An Embarrassment

British director Ken Loach unveiled the final film of his decades-long career at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

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.

Visions du Réel 2023 Review: HAWAR, OUR BANISHED CHILDREN, Yazidi Mothers' Perilous Journeys

Directed by Pascale Bourgaux, the documentary sheds light on the heartrending and clandestine journeys of Yazidi mothers to save their children after being forced to leave them behind.

FREAKS VS. THE REICH Review: A Magnificent Dark Fantasy

Gabriele Mainetti ('They Call Me Jeeg') directed the historical fantasy, starring Franz Rogowski, Pietro Castellitto, and Claudio Santamaria.

THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS Review: Of Men and Friendship

Felix van Gronigen and Charlotte Vandermeersch directed; Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi star in an an affecting epic tale of male friendship that is quite rare to see in films these days.

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.

Friday One Sheet: DALVA

This balanced piece of key art from design house Silenzio taps all the photography basics. Rule of thirds? Check. Bokeh? Check. Implied motion with low shutter speed? Check. In the digital-layer decades of over-processed, and cluttered, movie posters, the French,...

Review: NR. 10, Mysterious, Diabolical, Delectable, Quite Wonderful

A new film by writer/director Alex van Warmerdam ('Borgman'), starring Tom Dewispelaere, Frieda Barnhard and Hans Kesting.

Review: VESPER, Dark Fairy Tale With Rapidly Rising Body Count

Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, the eco-punk post-apocalyptic story stars Eddie Marsan and Raffiella Chapman in what is essentially a fairy tale with high production values.

Fantasia 2022 Review: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, A Pointed Workplace Comedy

Inès deserves a raise. She is the poster girl for EcoClean products. Literally. When she started at the company as a bright young thing, she was the model in the catalogue, the booth babe. It seems mostly men make the...

Review: MOTHER SCHMUCKERS, Really Dark, Absurd Comedy

Belgian brothers Harpo and Lenny Guit direct and star in an absurd comedy.

Review: FRANCE Finds Faith in a Celeb News Personality

Léa Seydoux stars in director Bruno Dumont's new film, opening in theaters and virtual cinemas.

Review: BENEDETTA Reimagines A Nun's Life As a Softcore Thriller

Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the biographical drama stars Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia and Charlotte Rampling.

Montreal Nouveau 2021 Review: ZERIA, A Fractured Story of a Dying World

What are the stories that will be left for humanity, if (or really, when) there is a shift in how we live? Or where we are? What are the ideas, histories, feelings, we need to impart to the next generations,...

Review: UNDERGODS Casts a Captivating Spell

Kate Dickie, Ned Dennehy, Geza Rohrig, Burn Gorman and Tanya Reynolds star in director Chino Moya's fantasy thriller.

JUMBO Exclusive Clip: Jeanne Shares Her Creations

Zoé Wittock's contemporary fairy tale Jumbo is coming to VOD and DVD on March 16 from Dark Star Pictures. We have an exclusive clip to share with you today. You will find it and a selection of stills below.    Jeanne,...

Review: BREAKING SURFACE, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

Moa Gammel and Madeleine Martin star as sisters who must fight for survival in director Joachim Hedén's tense thriller.

Review: SAVAGE STATE, French Western Dissolves Into Something Else

Alice Isaaz, Kevin Janssens and Deborah Francois star in writer/director David Perrault's ambitious, elegant-looking drama.

Review: GHOST TROPIC, Solidarity in Humanity

Directed by Bas Devos, the drama is quietly enchanting, and delicate in its beauty.