Review: The Grand Seduction

Like many films that contrast the simplicity of a rural community against the confusion of city life, The Grand Seduction exhibits a patriarchal, xenophobic attitude.

Review: Bad Johnson

Huck Botko’s film asks us to laugh at, even revel in, the misadventures of womanizing men, even as it condemns them for their behavior.

Review: Go Down Death

The end result is a bit like a beautiful diorama, in which the people share a common purpose with the furniture: to fill space and look nice.

Review: Youth

Tom Shoval, who eschews stylistic flourishes in order to focus on character, leaves the film’s heavy lifting to the actors and his own screenplay.

Review: Big Men

Rachel Boynton remarkably reveals just how much influence corporate interests have on public wellbeing, and how rarely Ghanaians are part of any debate.

Review: When I Saw You

Like Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows, Tarek has a way of using defiance and sarcasm to make himself seem smarter than any ostensible authority figure.

Review: Detour

In comparison to its superior predecessors, Detour’s redemption plot feels banal and slight.