Tag: france

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.

Review: Boaz Yakin's AVIVA, An Exhilarating, Physical Interpretation of Gender Fluidity

Writer/director Boaz Yakin's new film is a stunning new vision about gender fluidity, in close collaboration with dancer/choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith.

Now Streaming: SYNONYMS, Hilarious, Poignant, Filled With Manic Energy

Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, and Louise Chevillotte star in director Nadav Lapid's film, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Now Streaming: ZOMBI CHILD Digs Deep As It Journeys Home

Director Bertrand Bonello dabbles in the zombie movie genre and turns it into a cautionary tale in post-colonial, multi-ethnic France, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: Bruno Dumont's JOAN OF ARC, An Experiment in Austerity

On an intellectual level, I understand what Dumont, the famed contemporary auteur of French cinema, is doing with 'Joan of Arc.'

Now Streaming: BLOOD MACHINES, Bold, Naked Ambition

Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen, and Christian Erickson star in Seth Ickerman's strange sci-fi odyssey, now streaming on Shudder and filled with arresting images.

THE PERFECT NANNY Looks More Dangerous Than Its Title Might Suggest

Frankly, the English-language title of Leïla Slimani's popular novel (original French title Chanson douce), which has been retained as the English-language title of Lucie Borleteau's filmed adaptation, did not fill me with anticipation. That is, until I watched the trailer....

Friday One Sheet: PHASE FINALE

A not-so-gentle downward stabbing motion. Consider the French key art to be the vertical complement to the 'horizontal motion' in the poster for American Indie Wendy.   The motion blur of this woman spear fishing in a verdant woods and blackwater stream...

Now on Home Video: BY THE GRACE OF GOD Seeks to Pierce a Veil of Secrecy

Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet and Swann Arlaud lead the cast in François Ozon's drama, drawn from real-life experiences of childhood abuse.

Now Streaming: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, When Certain Loves Could Definitely Not Speak Their Name

Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel star in writer/director Céline Sciamma's classical period film, now on Hulu.

Interview: Rebecca Zlotowski Talks AN EASY GIRL

Before everything went to hell with the COVID-19, I was prepping for attending Film at Lincoln Center's annual Rendezvous with French Cinema Festival, as I've been covering it for Screen Anarchy for the last several years. I was even lucky...

Now Streaming: MISSIONS, Continuing to Ponder the Future

The philosophical sci-fi series from France returns on Shudder.

Now Streaming: THE ROOM, Where Dreams Become Nightmares

Olga Kurylenko and Kevin Janssens star in a new thriller from director Christian Volckman ('Renaissance') on Shudder.

Review: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, Stylish Noir and Controlled Chaos

The followup to Black Coal, Thin Ice, Diao Yinan's blistering noir that put him on the international cinema map, The Wild Goose Lake is another stylish noir/policier. If Black Coal Thin Ice was a cold noir with its wintry setting,...

Review: BACURAU, Resilience and Resolve Against a Mounting Assault

Let's consider what's been happening in Brazil before we talk about the batshit crazy movie that is Bacurau (from the makers of Neighboring Sounds and Aquarius - director Kleber Mendonça Filho and co-director/production designer Juliano Dornelles). In early 2018, Luiz...