Review: Student

Kazakh cinema’s stalwart auteur Darzhan Omirbaev adapts Crime and Punishment to modern-day Almaty, but with little to say beyond the obvious.

Review: Old Dog

Minimalist in its aesthetics and soundtrack, quiet and deliberate in its plot, but nonetheless familiar—endearing and a vital addition to the small but growing Tibetan cinema.

Review: The Painting

It employs expressionism, realism, and cubism, but the morality plays are layered on as thickly and haphazardly as a toddler’s finger painting.

Review: North Sea Texas

The most radical part about the film may well be its decision to utterly eschew the idea that a queer coming-of-age narrative must hinge on the fear of outing.