Director Annie Silverstein tries to enrich the tropes of her class-conscious buddy scenario by canceling them out.
These notable documentaries utilize found footage to document the aftermath of dying in dramatically different fashions.
Many of the films at Visions du Réel expand the notion of “the real” in all of its plasticity.
The ‘80s, if mainstream filmmaking from the era is any indication, might be called the decade of the body.
Chris Hemsworth’s hyperbolically skilled soldier is borne of childish fantasies about the order of the world.
In more than one sense, Justin Kurzel’s aggressively strange film queers the myth of the oft-lionized Ned Kelly.
The film gives palpable expression to the sense of hopelessness felt by those who fall under the control of cults.
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The film locates a larger truth about the presentation of self and maintaining one’s image.
Only Michel Shannon’s off-kilter timing brings The Quarry to sporadic life.
Like Winter Brothers, Hlynur Pálmason’s sophomore feature tackles the subject of masculinity in crisis.
At its best, the film doesn’t just privilege altered states of consciousness, it is an altered state of consciousness.
The film’s cat-and-mouse antics play out with no sense of escalation or invention.
Writer-director Neasa Hardiman’s film is undone by earnestness.
If zombies seem infinitely spongy as functional allegories, it’s their non-hierarchic function that retains the kernel of their monstrousness.
The film vibrantly articulates all that’s lost when people are held under the draconian decree of warlords.
The film ultimately depicts a world in which people are left with no other option but to devour their own.
The western has proved itself a durable and influential way of talking about the human condition.
This a parable about adulthood boasts deeply cynical takes on home, community, and childrearing.
The film is an old-fashioned and straightforward tale of brave opposition to the Nazi occupation of France.