Designed as a warning to parents, the film is armor-plated against criticism, yet the facile treatment of this hot-button topic never rises above a TV issue-of-the-week broadcast.
A remarkable, frequently unsettling exercise in staged voyeurism, recreating the interdependent lives of painter Zdzisław Beksiński and his family.
A damning portrait of contemporary Bulgarian society fragmented by class and the rural-urban divide, shot with flexible naturalism and quietly building towards inexorable disaster.
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An overlong contribution to the genre set in the not-too-distant future, when a fungus has turned most everyone into brain-dead "Hungries" feasting on flesh and blood.
Director Haroun is careful not to present too many voices recounting the nightmare of torture, thereby ensuring the stories avoid becoming a numbing litany.
Trieste's unique cultural make-up adds a level of other-ness which the filmmakers are happy to foreground in this over-long though affectionate documentary.
The documentary barely identifies the wealth of clips, editing them together to convey mood rather than acting as an informative consideration of the movement.
An understated yet compelling evocation of life under the Argentinian junta that chillingly captures the fear of one man forced into a moral dilemma.
The Dardenne brothers are a key stylistic influence in this sturdy character study that nevertheless suffers from an over-reliance on 1st person voice-over.
The doctor protagonist is one of a pantheon of characters who think of themselves as good people yet by manipulating the system triggers just one more cascade of corruption.
This flawed by intriguing drama delves into the innumerable layers of deceit and willful amnesia that originated in Lebanon's civil war and continue to straightjacket the nation.