SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING Review: Absurd, Comic Nonsense
A new film by Quentin Dupieux.
A WOMAN KILLS Review: Daring, Sexual, Violent, French Classic
Now on Blu-ray from Radiance.
Preview: Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2023
Showcasing the best of contemporary French films, this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema features 21 features from old masters to newcomers, including new films by Philippe and Louis Garrel, Arnaud Desplechin, Dominik Moll, Patricia Mazuy and Léa Mysius. Though I...
CALVAIRE Interview: Fabrice Du Welz Revisits His Remastered Nightmare
Director Fabrice Du Welz's horror nightmare, newly remastered, is now in theaters, ahead of its VOD release.
Now Streaming: LIAISON, Compulsively Watchable, Incredibly Gripping
Vincent Cassel and Eva Green star in the superb suspense series from Apple TV+.
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: ONE FINE MORNING, Life's Curve Balls, Directed By Mia Hansen-Løve
Léa Seydoux and Pascal Greggory star in a new film written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.
ONE FINE MORNING Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve Says Filmmaking Saved Her Life
"That's why I say sometimes that cinema saved my life. Because cinema brought me back to the present. It made me enjoy the moments. It made me feel more rooted, thanks to the intensity of making films."
New York 2022 Review: STARS AT NOON, Rum, Sweat and Rain Soak Love Story in Global South
Directed by Claire Denis, the political-intrigue drama stars Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn.
New York 2022 Review: SAINT OMER, Chimeric Women in Powerful Courtroom Drama
Director Alice Diop is making a powerful statement, about the highly patriarchal society, colonialism, racism, and women's rights, both subtly and unsubtly.
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.
Interview: HOLD ME TIGHT Director Mathieu Amalric on Vicky Krieps and His Cinema of Gesture
"Cinema can amplify those parallel lives. In fact, we deal with it each moment in our lives - we either accept or we are scared of them."
Toronto 2022 Review: DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA
Hospitals are places of miracles and horrors. They are also places of office politics, temporary domestic spaces, and a kind of body-repair shop. The reason why there are so many television medical dramas, is that everything about these places is...
Review: HOLD ME TIGHT, Grieving and Letting Go
Vicky Krieps stars in writer/director Mathieu Amalric's latest, perhaps his most heartfelt film.
Friday One Sheet: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
This poster, for Palme d'Or winning Triangle of Sadness, will turn some heads, although maybe in disgust. Projectile vomit is a way to grab attention. The highly-stylized 'liquid gold' look of it, which I am sure is intentional, is perhaps...
Review: BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE, Moody, Sizzling Noir From Claire Denis
Directed by Claire Denis, the film contains visual/aural power and beauty, combined with blistering performances by Juliette Binoche and Vicent Lindon. It's damn near a masterpiece, in my book.
Neuchâtel 2022 Review: YEAR OF THE SHARK (L'ANNÉE DU REQUIN) Resets Shark Expectations
Marina Foïs, Jean-Pascal Zadi and Christine Gautier wage maritime war against a big fish in a snappy shark feature, directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma.
Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: THE FIVE DEVILS (LES CINQ DIABLES) Starts Off Swiss Fantastic Film Event
Kicking off tonight, the 21st edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival brings cinematic genre goodness to the heart of Switzerland. The festival bills itself as "the Swiss event for fantastic film, Asian cinema & digital creation" and, having already...
Now Streaming: GLORIA, Mother Must Solve the Mystery of the Disappearing Father
Cécile Bois and Barbara Schulz star in the mystery-thriller, now streaming on MHz Choice.
Friday One Sheet: EARWIG
The British Quad-style poster feels like a rare bird these days, so it is a joy to behold this fiery key art for Lucile Hadžihalilović's peculiar, moody, mysterious film Earwig. The poster, designed by the iconic Laurent Lufroy, echoes a...