You've never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like "Elle," not least because the rape, revenge and fantasy components of that subgenre have never been quite so fascinatingly disarranged.
As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed, the film marks a step up from the Coulins' already considerable 2011 debut.
An elegantly mounted but effortfully cryptic foray into narrative filmmaking from promising Italian docmaker Alessandro Comodin.
A film that skilfully makes us feel precisely what we expect to feel from moment to moment, up to and including the long-forestalled waterworks.
"This film is not about him," a title card declares — a taunting "gotcha" punchline indicative of the tone to follow — right after "Psycho Raman" opens with a potted biography of Raman Raghav, the…
An unconvincing, autumn-clothed youth-in-peril thriller so in thrall to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' that even the cadence of its title seems a homage.
Mere minutes into "American Honey," her scrappy, sprawling astonishment of a fourth feature, Andrea Arnold hits the audience with a song choice almost too perfect to work.
If Littell's lengthy, firmly structured but stylistically unadorned doc is sometimes a little pedagogic in its approach, that's fair enough: It's unpacking information that, to many, may be…
A stunningly singular third feature by German writer-director Maren Ade that transports the intricately magnified human observation of her previous work to a richly unexpected comic realm.
There was a time when scores of defiant adolescents asserted intellectual independence from their parents by turning their backs on religion; in this more agnostic age, picking up the Bible can be…
This elegantly opaque social satire touches on bureaucratic ineptitude, class conflict and very questionable parenting.