Its intention is to put human faces to ISIS recruits, but its representation of radicalization is still uncomfortably one-sided.
André Téchiné does justice to the closeness between repulsion and desire, difference and sameness.
Masculinity here is simply a drive, not a commitment to specific objects of desire with specific genitalia.
How wonderful it is to watch a film that pays attention to life’s finer textures.
Charting the divide between the haves and have-nots in a Swiss mountain town, Sister imagines the two as existing in fantastically separate spheres.
Sister is another meditation on the viewpoint of children in an alienating adult world.
Berlinale, the most smoothly run of all major festivals, is a pleasure for the Anglophone.
The film is at its best when its mythologizing is carnal and infused with cabaret.
Clammy provocation and surreal fable, Ursula Meier’s film is predicated on thematic and sensory contrasts.