"Mektoub" is a frequently seductive sensory epic of equivalent ambition, yet despite its woozily pleasurable set pieces, the fraught emotions binding them are less urgent, and the perspective of its…
“We’re all equal in the eyes of the Lord,” says a benevolent rural preacher in the opening scenes of “Sweet Country” — but the Lord’s eyes are evidently cast far from Alice Springs, the ravishing but…
Every good film festival needs a firestarter: a big, bold auteur film intended to split and disquiet audiences, whereupon the critical reaction winds up consuming as many analytical column inches as…
For interested viewers who attempted the first two seasons of Netflix's celebrated cartel drama "Narcos" but felt it lacked a crucial touch of telenovela, "Loving Pablo" should do the trick in just…
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Happy endings will be hard to come by in Italian director Sebastiano Riso's overlong, overwrought melodrama.
It's surprising, on reflection, that more fashion designers don't go into filmmaking.
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The short-story composite is among the most athletic feats of literary adaptation.
Addie and Louis don't exactly have the love affair to end all love affairs planned, except in the sense that they hope it'll be their last.
For those few cinema scholars who speak of some motion pictures as "films," and others as "movies," Guillermo Del Toro's glorious "The Shape of Water" refuses to go tidily into either box.