This simultaneously tricky and straightforward thriller lays down a solid hour of effective buildup in order to up the stakes for a duly hair-raising, prolonged climax.
Christian Tafdrup's first feature eventually enters darker terrain with not entirely satisfying yet consistently intriguing results.
When unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in a St. Louis suburb, long-simmering African-American rage boiled over.
Equal parts swoony YA romantic fantasy and hyperactive coming-of-age chronicle a la Xavier Dolan, this over-the-top exercise will intoxicate some while striking others as over-directed and…
"Sealed Cargo" manages to eke an awful lot of fun and heart out of the unappetizing notion of police trying to sneak imported toxic sludge to a rural dump site.
There's no hint of any redeeming grey matter existing between the ears of "Dark Skull's" protagonist, who at all times runs a short gamut between the stupid, angry, violent, drunken and unconscious.
With any random few minutes affording as much understanding as the near-structureless whole, this might've worked better as a video installation piece.
Loose lips sink ships, as the pubescent heroine's casual fibbing to divorced parents ends up endangering the very existence of her "two mommies" home.
Focuses on the titular California-based band's co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme,their French fans, and the mutual recovery that ensues after suffering horrific trauma.
This winsome comedy may hit a sweet spot for some viewers while inducing sugar shock in others.
Jacob Berger's feature incorporates period-blurring anachronisms to underline how issues of anti-Semitism and fascistic violence remain sadly all too current today.