2015 awards season landed on strong footing with last night’s commendably surprising Gotham Independent Film Awards winners.
‘The Lobster’ is a deliciously designed, achingly funny dissection of overly modernized concepts of love, and the damage they inflict upon the real thing.
An unexpectedly conventional film for Apichatong Weerasethakul, ‘Cemetery of Splendour’ feels teasingly mesmerizing, but too comfortable to astonish.
‘Arabian Nights, Vol. 3′ fully realizes profound, challenging empathy of Gomes’ trilogy, a culturally specific, yet universally compelling masterwork.
The Ten Best films Steven Spielberg has made.
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Spielberg’s ten weakest films. Some are complete stinkers, but some are just fine.
With the release of ‘Bridge of Spies,’ a look at the films of the most successful director of all time.
Despite its narrative restraint, ‘Arabian Nights: Vol. 2′ gathers profound political potency through piercing empathy for the socio-economically devastated.
‘Arabian Nights, Volume One’ kicks off Miguel Gomes’ immense Portuguese odyssey with furious creative energy and restless activism.
Before stating its socio-political points too bluntly in its 3rd act, ‘Mountains May Depart’ is an explosively opulent, yet emotionally wrenching melodrama.
First off, this isn’t a review of No Escape. One review won’t correct the film’s Metascore and I’m not going to try.¹ If I were going to review the film, however, I’d probably call it the most exciting, nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller you’ll see all year. (The Weinstein Company is free to use that blurb-ready quote if [...]
With New York Film Festival 2015 upon us, Lena previews the best the festival has to offer, with live updates as the festival continues.
Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt’s crafty, clever debut, ‘Blind’, suffers no lack in his distinct, restless vision.
Class privilege and reflective female relationships unite screwball comedy ‘Mistress America’ and psychological thriller ‘Queen of Earth’.
Year-old festival standouts ‘Breathe’, ‘The Keeping Room’, ‘Blind’, ‘Goodnight Mommy’ and plenty more make our Top 15 films of to see in September.
Under-seen films by Catherine Breillat, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondence’ and James Gray’s ‘Two Lovers’ top this week’s New on Mubi selections.
Starting a new series reviewing the newest films on streaming service Mubi, we peruse the documentary joys and pains of ‘Actress’, ‘Leviathan’ and more.
‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is the rare spy film with sneaking emotional resonance and thrillingly orchestrated, noir-tinged action.
The annual tradition continues with a slightly different format this year.