In the final shot of "Jeune femme," a brittle yet unbreakable young lady named Julia stares directly into the camera, peering out through two differently colored eyes, one brilliant green, the other…
Jasmine Trinca delivers an over-sized, nervy performance but the material is so flawed that it's hard to truly say whether it's exceptional acting.
For those wondering where director Zambrano's sympathies lie, it's not with the terrorist: Lamberti is a complex character yet his overriding trait is egotism.
With excellent Critics’ Week opener “Sicilian Ghost Story” and now Leonardo di Constanzo’s Directors’ Fortnight title “The Intruder,” the Cannes 2017 sidebars have launched a mini-trend of Italian…
It's hard to talk about Roman Polanski's "Based on a True Story" without revealing the twist, although it's much harder trying to imagine anyone actually falling for it. A thin psychological…
Roberto De Paolis' debut is a story of marginalized youth whose unlikely meeting on the periphery of Rome starts a process of self-questioning that leads to both liberation and pain.
Perhaps more beautiful and strange than wholly satisfying, it’s nonetheless easy to see why Rungano Nyoni’s debut film arrives in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar of Cannes trailing ribbons…
At the age of 36, Indonesian director-writer Mouly Surya has made the first Satay Western, and a flamingly feminist one at that. Following a widow on an empowering course to seek justice for robbery…
Some filmmakers rust during periods of inactivity; Lynne Ramsay arches and tenses, lying in wait like an attack dog.
It practically goes without saying that the French have different standards when it comes to kink. For example, when "50 Shades of Grey" opened overseas, the French barely raised an eyebrow, giving…
The excellent first quarter gives way to a standard-issue though handsome legal drama with several stock characters and a script guided by the presumed requirements of mainstream cinema.