By focusing so narrowly on the Lewis brothers’ relationship with their mother, the film inadvertently minimizes the scope of their abuse.
For such an unusual and intriguing film, the Region 1 Blu-ray debut of Preminger’s Whirlpool is pretty inauspicious.
Daniel Scheinert’s film finds a very human vulnerability lurking beneath the strange and oafish behaviors of its male characters.
Maika Monroe’s engaging performance serves only to highlight how feeble and unconvincing the rest of the film is.
The Reflecting Skin looks stunning on this Blu-ray release, but it’s hard to overlook the dearth of special features.
This package not only showcases the film in all its audio-visual glory, but also provides a comprehensive look at Henzell’s life and career.
Only in its giddily gory finale does the outrageousness of the film’s violence come close to matching that of its plot.
At heart, Aquarela is a war film: a cacophonous survey of the global battle between man and water.
Throughout, Joan Tewkesbury is attentive to the specificities and peculiarities of her actors’ performances.
The film is a quietly radical attempt to view the world from a non-human perspective.
Jude’s film is a bitterly comic essay on nationalist mythologies and historical amnesia.
Audiences at home can now experience the visual and audio impact of Bondarchuk’s masterpiece as it was intended.
This glowing new restoration does justice to Armstrong’s classic, though the extras leave something to be desired.
Blank’s films on norteño music provide typically peppy examples of the director’s immersive, seemingly effortless style.
Ultimately, the only truly retro thing about this weirdly reactionary potboiler is its politics.
The film is a poignant but hopelessly clichéd story of survival in the face of adversity.
These are three enigmatic, challenging, and weird works of art by filmmakers pushing at the boundaries of the cinematic form.
Diversity is undoubtedly one of the strengths of the festival’s curation, as exemplified by films by Jodie Mack, Zhang Yang, and Jan Bonny.
The film is ostensibly about the war for the soul of a house, but it couldn’t feel less lived in.
This disc continues Criterion’s exceptional track record of reviving Harold Lloyd’s silent masterpieces.