The film draws us through its play toward darker, too-seldom-considered sides of human and doggy nature.
The film is a celebration of oral traditions as a means of giving purpose to even the most hopeless of lives.
Song Fang’s latest moves glacially along in a largely unchanging emotional register, always keeping us at a distance.
Throughout, Chloé Zhao generates a gradually swelling tension underneath her film’s somewhat placid surface.
When Enola Holmes teeters, it’s due to an unwillingness to commit to an audience.
American Utopia feels as much like a balm as it is a surprisingly direct call to political action and social betterment.
John Hyams’s film refutes the frenetic clichés of so modern American thrillers.
Its provocations can seem savage at a glance, but they emerge from an observational tranquility that is uniquely Frederick Wiseman’s own.
Piñeiro’s latest unfolds at times like a Hollis Frampton-esque image association game.
Jia Zhang-ke’s film is a quietly reflective, intermittently rambling rumination on an explosively momentous period in Chinese history.
The film employs imaginative twists to illuminate the racism that’s entrenched in American history and society.
The film’s experiential approach emphasizes that the fragments of life it captures aren’t impersonal events on a timeline.
Its few nutty ideas demonstrate how little distance Unpregnant manages to put between itself and a standard high-school comedy.
It’s in its depiction of the communist party’s response to a peaceful demonstration that Andrei Konchalovsky’s latest is at its most effective.
The film never quite pushes beyond the archetypal nature of its scenario to fully unearth its characters’ psychological turmoil.
Maïmouna Doucouré has a remarkable grasp of the irrationality and volatility of middle-school social dynamics.
As much money as Disney has thrown at the production, it still looks like it was always bound for streaming services.
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The Mole Agent is so meticulously stylized and paced that it feels like fiction.