Tag: france

Criterion in July 2021: DEEP COVER, WORKING GIRLS, MIRROR and More

Bill Duke's Deep Cover, Lizzie Borden's Working Girls, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror lead the class of July 2010 from the Criterion Collection. In keeping with the season, Jacques Deray's La piscine is also on the release slate, along with Howard...

Review: A GIRL MISSING, Freedom of Expression

Tsutsui Mariko stars in director Fukada Kôji's piercing character study, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

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: QUO VADIS, AIDA?, Searing Indictment of War From Not So Distant Past

Writer/director Jasmila Zbanica presents a powerful, harrowing film, with a stellar performance by Jasna Djuricic in the title role.

Review: KEEP AN EYE OUT, At Its Best, Absolutely Brilliant

The first scene of Keep an Eye Out, another crazy film by France’s Quentin Dupieux, evokes that memorable speech from Rubber about how all the great films have stuff with "no reason" to be. That’s because in said sequence, we...

Rotterdam 2021 Review: THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT Celebrates and Experiments With Sports Proficiency

Julien Faraut's 2018 documentary In the Realm of Perfection worked with the recorded footage of a sporting event to speak about philosophy, image creation, editing and the impetus behind proficient sportsmen and women like John McEnroe, the "protagonist" of the...

Review: JUST DON'T THINK I'LL SCREAM, Ode to Cinema in Obsessive Visual Assemblage

Not since Godard's essay films, have I encountered a purely visual film that is culled from existing material that is also immensely pleasurable. Just Don't Think I'll Scream works beautifully, precisely because it's so personal. This is what an essay film of a true cinephile should look like.

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.

Now Streaming: LUPIN, The Gentleman Thief Returns

Omar Sy stars in the crime-drama series, now streaming on Netflix.

Busan 2020 Review: COALESCE Shows Cambodia as a Land Compromised by Opportunity

Three young men look to forge their own paths in the fast-developing Kingdom of Cambodia in French filmmaker Jessé Miceli’s keenly observed debut feature. Employing non-professional actors and an entirely Cambodian cast, what follows is a coherent and engaging story...

Now Streaming: ILS (THEM), Terror That Jangles the Nerves

Olivia Bonamy and Michaël Cohen star in a disturbing French horror thriller, directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, and now streaming on Shudder.

New York 2020 Review: NOTTURNO, Legacy of Colonialism in the Middle East

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi ('Sacro GRA,' 'Fire at Sea'), the documentary is biting and enormously affecting.

New York 2020 Review: In Tsai Ming-liang's DAYS, A Wordless, Intimate Encounter

Lee Kang-sheng stars in director Tsai Ming-liang's most intimate and touching film in years.

Sitges 2020: ANONYMOUS ANIMALS Trailer Presents New French Horror

Set to premiere at the Sitges International Film Festival next month, the first trailer for Anomymous Animals presents new French horror in a very dark light. (That's a good thing, by the way.) Written and directed by Baptiste Rouveure, the...

Now On Demand: PSYCHOMAGIC, A HEALING ART

Alejandro Jodorowsky's new documentary premieres exclusively on Alamo On Demand.

Review: A GIRL MISSING Falls Short on Thrills, But Not on Character-Driven Drama

A Girl Missing, the English-language title of Fukada Kôji's follow-up to 2016’s well-received Harmonium, is something of a misnomer or feint. While a girl, a teenage girl, does go missing in A Girl Missing, she reappears a week later, physically,...

Review: FUNAN, Nightmares Are Made Of This

Directed by Denis Do, the devastating animated drama is now streaming on Netflix.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Upgrades Kiarostami's TASTE OF CHERRY

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami returns to the roads of Iran on an exploratory quest about death and life.

Review: THE ROOM, The Place Where Something Strange Happens

Olga Kurylenko and Kevin Janssens star in a thriller from director Christian Volckman ('Renaissance'), now available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray.

Review: In THE TRUTH, Kore-eda Hirokazu Goes French

Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke star in Kore-eda Hirokazu's first film shot outside Japan and in a non-Japanese language, with an international cast.