Gray’s cinema, for all its motifs, perfect shot- and sequence-making, musical movements, and technical daring, is a cinema first and foremost of direct emotional sincerity and force. Marc Nelson reviews AD ASTRA.
UNE FEMME DOUCE (1969) features one of Robert Bresson’s sharpest, bluntest images on the degradation of the spiritual. Marc Nelson reviews.
FrightFest never fails to illuminate the creative genius of the horror genre, and it also provides a glowing platform for new filmmakers. Jack McHenry may only have one feature to his name, but the aesthetic brilliance within his debut film HERE COMES HELL pays captivating tributes to the vintage eras of Hammer House, Tourneur’s Noir, … Continue reading Here Comes Hell
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.
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.
By virtue of having aged yet visually powerful footage, APOLLO 11 is certainly worth capturing on the big screen and will be orbiting your mind for a long time after. Elle Haywood reviews.
HIGH LIFE is a story so simple it loops back to the profound and so focused it collapses through the event horizon to feel universal. Jim Ross reviews Claire Denis’s remarkable English-language debut.
It might not shine as brightly as MOONLIGHT, but IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a wonderful romance that evokes a sense of time and place whilst it reaches out to modern audiences. Jim Ross reviews.
BAIT splatters a bleak Cornish canvas with the bright fury of locals, and the surging tones of the tourist…Elle Haywood reviews.