The callousness of (un)civil society, together with police repulsiveness, is a subject needing to be constantly re-mined, yet the chilly mise-en-scène lessens the impact.
The richness of fairy tales and the obscenity of Mafia control are evocatively woven together in this superb follow-up to 2013's Critics' Week prizewinner "Salvo."
Though its subject matter is timely and its sensitivity is palpable, it's far too airless and artificial.
In mood, style, and content, the first installment of “The Keepers” does very little to dissuade a casual viewer from assuming it's a clone of “Making a Murderer.” Only in its second episode does it…
Custody of a white horse is one of several bones of contention between Bulgarian locals and visiting German laborers in Valeska Grisebach's "Western," a dispute that takes on the most classic…
Most people think the problem with genetically modified food is that consumers don't know what they're eating, but if you ask Korean director Bong Joon-ho ("The Host"), the real trouble is that some…
The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.
How can she ignore the boy next door? Well, she can't. Never mind that 18-year-old Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has been told by her protective mom (Anika Noni Rose) that she can never leave…
It’s often been asserted that the inhabitants of cities seldom look up. Maybe when there’s a suicide under negotiation, or a high-wire-walker, or when something ominous splats on your shoulder, but…
A meta-film in which Jeanne Balibar, refreshingly unaffected, is an actress playing French singer Barbara in a film made by an obsessed director.
Here's a thought experiment. Take any film you love, in any genre — "Star Wars: A New Hope," "Eraserhead," "9 to 5," whatever — and imagine it reshot, nearly scene-for-scene, with a cast of new…
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