Robert Greene’s gaze is an attempt to accord his subjects the dignity of attention, utilizing cinema as a form of emotional due process.
Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, and Alice Rohrwacher’s documentary rather faithfully captures the spirit of our times.
Terence Davies’s film is a rhapsodic portrayal of a milieu in which words are wielded like weapons by people who might otherwise be pariahs.
Belfast embodies cinema’s ability to offer a kind of escapism, but up until its climax it plays like a retreat from reality.
Joe Carnahan’s Copshop effortlessly coasts on a gnarly old-school vibe.
This is an engaging, no-frills entertainment that still fails to justify its reason for being.
Dune ends up feeling like an extended prologue for what one can only hope will be a sequel that will clarify its parables and paradoxes.
The film is elevated by funny, cleverly staged sequences, but it too often hammers the notion that fame destroys authenticity.
The film capsizes in the absence of a compelling center for Mélanie Laurent to hang her directorial panache.
In the end, Edgar Wright isn’t particularly interested in taking aim at all that is dark in the zealotry that shapes a culture.
Unclenching the Fists is a tale of how the desolation of a nation inhabits and engraves a woman’s body.
Wife of a Spy could use a streak of live-wire crudeness, a bit of melodrama delivered in an unselfconscious manner.
The film is marked by an empathetic understanding of the inkling of belief that can be exhumed from even the most rational of minds.
Pablo Larraín’s film readily conjures a paranoia-suffused atmosphere of fear for what might happen at any moment.
Ali & Ava once again showcases Clio Barnard’s uncanny ability to capture the insoluble complexities of life.
France indecisively utilizes a news personality’s crocodile tears as as symbolic of the bad faith that pervades news discourse.
The film thrillingly captures the social, economic, political, and material character of Rwanda in the age of global communication.
The film misses an opportunity to delve particularly deeply into the keenly relevant issues of inequality and social disconnection at its center.