Written by Michael Clawson "A new masterpiece from one of our greatest living filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt's "Showing Up" is funny, poetic, and profoundly wonderful. A witty and sweetly gentle story about the life of..."… Continue reading.
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SIFF 2023: Other People’s Children
Written by Michael Clawson "As an exploration of the emotional complexities facing adult women in regard to family, romance, and the prospect of motherhood, the movie is carried by Efira’s radiant screen presence."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "In David Eastel’s “The Plains,” the mundane act of commuting home from work provides the formal scaffolding for a subtle but profound character study. For much of the film’s enthralling three hours, the camera sits..."… Continue reading.
Bones and All
Written by Michael Clawson "...“Bones and All” takes the grisly violence of “Suspiria” and combines it with the delicate romance of “Call Me By Your Name.” Key to what sets this film apart from the director’s previous work, however, is … Continue reading.
Hannah Ha Ha
Written by Michael Clawson "Andrew Bujalski’s 2002 film “Funny Ha Ha” marked a watershed for American indie cinema, and twenty years later, its influence has still not yet receded entirely from view. For a prime example of its lasting impact, … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "“Walk Up” shows Hong bending the form in Buñuelian fashion once again, this time for a story centered around the inhabitants of a single apartment building. It is Hong’s most structurally complex effort in years..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Unbeholden to the demands of plot-driven filmmaking, Jenkins revels in the construction of an oneiric space, one where the Cornish coast feels eerily alive. It’s never terrifying, but it is wonderfully hypnotic."… Continue reading.
A Thousand and One
Written by Michael Clawson "With period pieces so often reaching far back through history for their stories, it’s refreshing when a movie takes the more recent past as its backdrop. A.V. Rockwell’s Sundance-winning debut “A Thousand and One”..."… Continue reading.
Return to Seoul (Retour à Séoul)
Written by Michael Clawson "A riveting and gorgeous character study, “Return to Seoul” follows Freddie (Ji-Min Park), a restless 25-year-old woman born in South Korea, but raised by adoptive parents in France. On a whim, Freddie travels back to..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Brothers Li Dong and Li Chun (Zhang Liuyi and Xin Baiqing) are sitting in a Japanese restaurant in Beijing when they decide to visit Yanagawa, a tranquil Japanese village whose intricate network of waterways has earned … Continue reading.