The fantasy of your life is also deeply a part of the life you actually lead. This idea is understood, played with, and ultimately outdone by Lucio Castro’s debut feature, END OF THE CENTURY.
If ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is more of the same from Andersson, whose work is the strange offspring of Samuel Beckett and Jacques Tati, then it’s hard to see why that’s not altogether positive. Like Mae West said: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
While THE TRUTH is a departure for Hirokazu Kore-eda, the tone and temperament of the film share a great deal with gentler works in the director’s filmography.
BLOOD ON HER NAME deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Jeremy Saulnier’s BLUE RUIN and indeed Jordan Peele’s GET OUT as a bloody melodrama made by a new director expertly flexing his movie muscles. Andrew Nickolds reviews.
DANIEL ISN’T REAL is the story of a college freshman whose imaginary childhood friend makes a comeback – it’s an accessible and attractive story, but the film’s true strength lies in the subjective experience it offers. Rosy Hunt reviews.
While some fear the acclaim is overhyped, PARASITE will leave you desperate to speak with others about an exceptional cinematic experience. Elle Haywood reviews.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD provides a nostalgic window on how to process emotion, the power of forgiveness, and the complicated interior lives of those we share emotional space with.
For all the exclamations that this latest picture marks ‘Terrence Malick’s return to form,’ or, more grossly, that ‘Terry’s back!’ Marc Nelson counters with this: he never left.
Brimming with anxious energy, Josh and Benny Safdie’s latest feature is a densely packed medley of memorable lines, characters and debut acting performances. Reminiscent of their previous outing – GOOD TIME – UNCUT GEMS nevertheless applies the anxiety-inducing approach polished there in new and interesting ways. Adam Sandler leads as Howard Ratner, a jeweller in … Continue reading Uncut Gems
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel is a moving and fresh tale with an expertly handled tone. Jim Ross reviews.