Those familiar with the ethnographic works of Ben Rivers (who gets a thanks in the closing credits) and the films of Argentine director Lisandro Alonso ("Jauja") will find much to admire in the…
Cannes Film Festival
“Film me while I die” is a completely extraordinary thing to ask, but it was the request made/challenge thrown down by French feminist activist Thérèse Clerc just a few months ago to documentarian…
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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.
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.
For any true-blue movie buff, cinematography is actually a sexy subject — it's not just about how movies look, it's about how they flow and feel, about how they live inside our mind's eye. “Close…
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…