Review: LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE, Cheerful Tribute to Classic Asian Action Movies
It's a very fine line to walk when your film is metatextual; movies about the making of a movie, particularly the movie that's being made, means understanding the language of cinema deeply enough to make the references without killing the...
Review: THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION, 21st Century Cinema
Mark Cousins directs a mesmerizing critical analysis of the 21st century in film.
THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION Trailer Mesmerizes
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mark Cousins has traveled the world in pursuit of his artistic visions. I believe The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) is the only complete work of his that I've seen, but what an ambitious,...
Review: MEDUSA, Bold Bubble-gum Horror Pastiche
After premiering her feature debut Kill Me Please in the Orrizonti section at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015, the rising Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha de Silveira unveiled her sophomore feature at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. Medusa was...
Now on Home Video: STRAWBERRY MANSION Forever
Do you have a taste for weird tales? Of course you do! (It was a rhetorical question.) I share your taste, but, frankly, I can't make heads of tails out of the Strawberry Mansion trailer. But I like it. Our...
DVD Review: GOLDEN VOICES, Wistful, Unsentimental Nostalgia
Vladimir Friedman and Maria Belkin star in a tale of migration, told by Evgeny Ruman and Ziv Berkovich, coming soon on DVD from Music Box Films.
Now on Blu-ray: LITTLE GIRL, Embrace and Accept
Sebastien Lifshitz directed the deeply affecting documentary, now on home video from Music Box Films.
Now on Blu-ray: EMA Burns Bright
Directed by Pablo Larraín, Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael Garcia Bernal star in a pulsating drama from Chile, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films.
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.
Review: DREAMING GRAND AVENUE, Comfortably Mixing Dreams and Reality
Jackson Rathbone and Andrea Londo star in an affecting fantasy-drama, directed and written by Hugh Schulze, and now on DVD.
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.
Review: THE PERFECT CANDIDATE, Woman Doctor Turned Politician
Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali and Nora Al Awad star in a finely-turned modern-day drama from Saudi Arabia, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
Review: WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, Now Get Out
The searing documentary, now streaming and also available on home video, paints a troubling portrait of one country's appalling treatment of LGBTQ+ citizens and immigrants.
Now on Blu-ray: AND THEN WE DANCED, The Story Behind the Story
Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili and Ana Javakishvili star in the drama from Georgia, directed by Levan Akin.
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 on Home Video: PIRANHAS, Teens Turn to Crime, Just Because
Francesco Di Napoli stars in a stylish, unsettling crime drama, directed by Claudio Giovannesi.
Now on Blu-ray: THE RETURNED S2, The Dead Still Don't Want Brains
The French series continues to plunge into the mysteries of the living dead.
Now on Blu-ray: HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN'S CURSE Threatens to Haunt Forever
Fans of slow-burning horror should check out Lukas Feigelfeld's debut feature.
Review: HAGAZUSSA, Hurt and Beauty in Little Deaths
Directed by Lukas Feigelfeld, the film features visceral and unforgiving terrors.
Now on Home Video: THE APPARITION (L'APPARITION) Searches for Meaning
Vincent Lindon and Galatéa Bellugi star in director Xavier Giannoli's spiritual quest of a movie.