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An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2017

What an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. 2017 had so many excellent, top-tier, wonderful, provocative, enjoyable films, that any given critic's list can't help but be embarrassing for what's not able to be included. I've seen no shortage...

SALT AND FIRE: Check Out This Exclusive Clip From Werner Herzog's Thriller

Werner Herzog's eco-thriller Salt and Fire will be made available on VOD and iTunes on April 4th then released in U.S. cinemas on April 7th. XLrator Media is handling North American distribution of the film. ScreenAnarchy has an exclusive clip...

Toronto 2016 Review: SALT AND FIRE, A Lukewarm Climate Change Parable

Roger Ebert once said of Werner Herzog that, 'even his failures are spectacular.' I'm curious if he were alive today, what he would have made of Salt and Fire, a rushed, sloppy and rather turgid film that has been (charitably)...

SALT AND FIRE: XLrator Media Acquires Herzog's Eco-Thriller

Good news for Werner Herzog fans in North America. XLrator Media has acquired the North American rights for his latest eco-thriller Salt and Fire. The film stars Michael Shannon and is having its North American premiere at the Toronto International...

BiFan 2016 Review: EVA DOESN'T SLEEP Spins a Elliptical and Thought-Provoking Tale

Few politician's wives have been as mythologized as Eva Peron. The wife of the President of Argentina in the late 1940s, she reached iconic status during her life, as a poor girl from the countryside who married well, rose to...

Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from...

A National Icon Comes To A Bizarre End In EVA DOESN'T SLEEP

Gael Garcia Bernal and Denis Lavant star in Pablo Aguero's Eva Doesn't Sleep (Eva No Duerme), based on the bizarre true story of the years following Eva Peron's death. Years in which Peron's embalmed body was stolen and hidden around...

Dafoe, Coppola and Refn to join Campion on Cannes 2014 Jury

With the festival a little more than two weeks away, Cannes has announced the remaining eight members of the jury. This year's jury president, Jane Campion, will be joined by Carole Bouquet, Sofia Coppola, Leila Hatami, Jeon Do-yeon, Willem Dafoe,...

Review: Say Yes to NO

I assume you're well-versed in Chilean politics of the 1980s. I mean, who isn't, right? But even if you're not -- even if you're, say, an American who barely recalls the name Pinochet and is already exhausted by the 2012...

NO, Don't Watch This Trailer, Unless ...

Pablo Lorrain's NO stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a Chilean ad man who takes a turn into politics. The new trailer for its upcoming U.S. theatrical release sets up the premise and the historical period, then unleashes a torrent of...

Review: THE LONELIEST PLANET Playfully Travels Until the Fun Stops

Displacing Tom Bissell's short story "Expensive Trips Nowhere" to the verdant hills of Georgia, Julia Loktev re-imagines the somber, transient tale of love, fissured by a momentary, yet infinitely projecting incident. Set against the lush, ex-Soviet highland, The Loneliest Planet...

'I'm Interested in The Aftermath': Julia Loktev on THE LONELIEST PLANET

It's been six years since we heard from Julia Loktev after her minimalist, downright Bressonian suicide bomber film, Day Night Day Night. Her new film The Loneliest Planet, shot in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia, is just as enigmatic and...

Telluride 2012 Review: NO, An Absurd, Funny (and a Little Sad) Look at Politics

I assume you're well-versed in Chilean politics of the 1980s. I mean, who isn't, right? But even if you're not -- even if you're, say, an American who barely recalls the name Pinochet and is already exhausted by the 2012...

Witness the Terror of the Unknown in THE LONELIEST PLANET Trailer

Julia Loktev's first feature Day Night Day Night, an intimate portrait of a young terrorist trying to detonate a bomb in Times Square, was one of the most intense, well-crafted and thoughtful low-budget debuts of the last decade, and now...

EVEN THE RAIN review

"Even the Rain" is a spirited film that details the haves and have-nots of Bolivia, through the eyes of outsiders. It is a political and sociological film, making its points by drawing a compare/contrast between the very real strife of...

SPANISH CINEMA: TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA (EVEN THE RAIN, 2010): Interview With Icíar Bollaín

Icíar Bollaín's Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain, 2010)--Spain's official entry to the Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards®--made it all the way to the Oscar® shortlist. That's a remarkable and rapid achievement for a film that had its...