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.
Cannes Film Festival
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.
Very smoothly directed by Claudio Giovannesi ("Alì Blue Eyes"), making his third feature, the film provides a magnetic showcase for newcomer Daphne Scoccia (who appears in every scene of her first…
There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what you should be scared of. “The Wailing” erupts with a string of gruesome deaths in an insular village, but the investigation unleashes a greater terror…
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.
Jean-Luc Lagarce was 38 when he died of AIDS, four years older than Louis, the protagonist of his play "It's Only the End of the World." Though he never comes right out and names the disease, Louis…
Washing up on the shores of Cannes after nearly a decade of painstaking under-the-radar toil, Michael Dudok de Wit's hypnotizing, entirely dialogue-free "The Red Turtle" is a fable so simple, so…
After recreating the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident by Islamic separatists in “Captive” (2012), Filipo auteur Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” is an equally political hostage drama in which…
A subtle film that's both character study and a meditation on the residue of time and place.
Two men and a woman careen about through various skits, creating a mildly anarchic effect that feels like comedy interstitials in a late-night TV show.
Big changes are afoot in Chile. Cash rebates of up to 20%-40% may launch before the year's end. Ongoing talks with economic authorities are now "in an interesting phase," says the Chile Film…