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Sundance 2022 Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Draws Thoroughly Modern Julie

Renate Reinsve stars in the new film by director Joachim Trier.

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE LAST WALTZ Swirls, ADOPT Stuns, LOVE JONES Slams

'Le cercle rouge' and 'The Flight of the Phoenix' are also slated for release in March 2022 from The Criterion Collection.

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.


Hybrid drama, mystery, thriller, ghost story, Personal Shopper made a pleasant splash on the art-house circuit in 2016. It was one of several major steps towards the notion that lead actress Kristen Stewart stop being considered as a cog in...

New York 2021 Review: PETITE MAMAN, Like Mother, Like Daughter

Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, and Nina Meurisse star in a fairytale without fringes, directed by Céline Sciamma. It's one of the most touching films of the year.

Ghent 2021 Review: A CORSICAN SUMMER (I COMETE) Builds Absorbing Swarm Narrative

Directed by French actor Pascal Tagnati, the film builds an intricately layered and voyeuristic swarm narrative set in a single town.

Now on Home Video: SIBYL, Blurring Past and Present, Fiction and Reality

Virginie Efira, Adele Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel and Sandra Huller star in a complex and compelling character study, directed by Justine Triet.

New York 2021 Review: BERGMAN ISLAND, A Meta-Contemplation on an Artist's Creative Process

Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska and Vicky Krieps star in a new film by Mia Hansen-Løve.

Review: LITTLE VAMPIRE (PETIT VAMPIRE), Monsters Are People Too

French filmmaker and comic book artist Joann Sfar adapts his own graphic novel series into an animated adventure.


Singular visions from Canada (via Broadway), Cambodia (via U.S.) and Algeria (via France) explore terrorism, immigration and a talking cat.

Now on Home Video: SUMMER OF 85, Getting Hot in Here

Felix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin star in a film by Francois Ozon, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films.

MINDFRAME(S) Podcast: Just What The Hell is ANNETTE?

Welcome to another episode of MindFrame(s), the sometimes half-assed but always whole-hearted film conversation. This episode offers Mike Cockerill and I reacting to the gloriously weird Annette, the latest film from the master of the surreal Leos Carax. Starring Adam...


Watching Pascal-Alex Vincent's summation of Kon Satoshi's work and life and untimely death made me more than a little bit sad. Not because the film is a poor tribute or account of one of the leading lights of Japanese filmmaking,...

Review: CODA Celebrates Simple Pleasures

Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur star in the drama, directed by Sian Heder, and streaming on Apple TV+ as of August 13.

Review: MANDIBLES, Gigantic Fly, Absurd Misadventures

Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, the film stars Gregoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adele Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Romeo Elvis, Coralie Russier, and Bruno Lochet.

Cannes 2021 Review: BLOODY ORANGES Turns Savage in Cynical Satire

New French Burlesque meets Grand Guignol in Jean-Christophe Meurisse's latest comedy that mixes quirky and perverted.

Friday One Sheet: TITANE

An almost 'street art' design for Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature, Titane, debuting at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, features a mixture of haute couture and body horror, in high contrast 'club lighting' colours. Using nearly all the poster real estate...

Now Streaming: HORSEHEAD, Where Dreams May Haunt

Lilly Fleur-Pointeaux and Catriona MacColl star in a distinctive, memorable, and unsettling film, directed by Romain Basset, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT Goes Far Beyond a Nickname

The documentary by director Julien Faraut examines how a sports team from Japan became an international sensation.