PAIN AND GLORY is a beautiful portrait of an accumulation of decades of personal experiences, decisions, connections and creative expression. Pedro Almodóvar turns his skill for dissecting passion and desire inward to create a character study that is both intensely personal and relatable on account of the heartbreak and soul-stirring it conjures. Jim Ross reviews.
The uniquely melancholic lament of ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, belied by the fairy-tale title, suggests Tarantino’s misty-eyed romanticism for cinema has perhaps clouded the clarity of his own artistic vision. Jim Ross reviews.
TRANSIT presents the darker shadows of history. Humankind itself is stalled and in limbo. While we stand still, the echoes of the past grow louder until we can hear them loud and clear right alongside us. Jim Ross reviews.
Placed in the hands of such technically skilled filmmakers, this important story simply soars. Jim Ross reviews SCHEME BIRDS.
Jim Ross speaks with the director of Edinburgh International Film Festival selection LOVE TYPE D, Sasha Collington.
ROBERT THE BRUCE find itself caught between two stools, and although well made, that undermines the intimate concept and commanding central performance. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
LOVE TYPE D has a very familiar look and feel, but the gene pool of this comedy is wide enough to result in the DNA of a healthy success of a film. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s ANIARA is a slickly allegorical take on the doomed space flight archetype, that stands out in a crowded genre landscape. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
BOYZ IN THE WOOD is a fast-paced bumper car ride, with great comic timing and a sprinkling of social awareness. Jim Ross reviews the Edinburgh Film Festival opener.
Although there is little that allows WE THE ANIMALS to stand apart, Jeremiah Zagar’s feature is a wonderfully made film that will sweep you up into its story. Jim Ross reviews.