The action is set in an Afghan village that 26-year-old, tyro director-writer Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afghanistan's first-ever distaff feature helmer, was forced to re-create in the dusty mountains of…
“A stew needs time for the flavors to sink in; so do people,” observes the sage matriarch of “After the Storm.” The same could be said for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s filmmaking, which keeps the melancholy…
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…
One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time — the quintessential filmmaker — is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other…
"A Yellow Bird" is fairly convincing and feels authentic, but will not readily appeal to audiences who prefer a balance of light and shade.
As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed, the film marks a step up from the Coulins' already considerable 2011 debut.
They say prostitution is the world's oldest profession, but that's only because crime doesn't pay, or else robbers, murderers and thieves would surely come first. Their exploits have been the stuff…
Last year, “Beasts of No Nation” told a story of mutilated innocence in an unnamed African hell zone, but it didn't feel compelled to add a token white hero (the caring photojournalist! the…
Veteran documentarian Brendan J. Bryne's feature does an excellent job contextualizing this famous chapter for viewers not already steeped in modern Irish history.
“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…
In her aces debut feature "Divines", Houda Benyamina has what ought to be a career-making film on her hands.