Written by Michael Clawson "Richie Bravo – that is a fine name for a pop singer. But all is not fine for Richie, the portly, past-his-prime Austrian vocalist at the center of Ulrich Seidl’s icy, wince-inducing character study."… 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.
Written by Taylor Baker "Léa Mysius’s “The Five Devils” is a noteworthy sophomore film, not just in its accomplished delivery of craft but its effortlessness at capturing the story of a young girl time-traveling while a family and small community … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "The pensive Nordic drama “A Human Position” opens at the top of a hill, where director Anders Emblem’s camera provides a sweeping, exquisite view of his film’s setting: the Norwegian port city of Ålesund, which is … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Written, directed, and edited by Ted Fendt, “Outside Noise” lyrically splits the difference between conventional narrative filmmaking and the avant-garde. It’s a movie held together by the thinnest of plots..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "While it seems like the Dardennes brothers’ stock might have fallen in recent years, their distinct brand of social realism continues to be influential. Case in point: Laura Wandel’s “Playground,” the Belgian filmmaker’s feature debut..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson Perceptive and patient, “Mr. Bachmann and His Class” is worth its near four-hour runtime. Directed with care and warmth by German filmmaker Maria Speth, this stimulating and affecting documentary unfolds over the course of several months … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson Shot mostly in static long takes that don’t hold much sway, what loveliness there is in the Georgian drama “Comets” is minimized by chemistry that feels forced. The story centers on Irina and Nana (Nino Kasradze … Continue reading.
Our Drink in the Movies team have compiled a comprehensive year-end piece that provides a shared look at each of our top 10 films of 2021. You can see their selected titles… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 56/100 We have now entered the era of COVID-19 cinema. I firmly believe that this will become the new plague of modern cinema. Many call the MCU or comic book films as a whole, a plague … Continue reading.