Written by Patrick Hao "In the more than a hundred years of cinema, several shorthands have become commonplace to depict hearing loss. The young Argentinian filmmaker, Charo Mato, uses her film to explore several aspects of her progressive hearing loss … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "“Decision to Leave” can be hard to keep up with, but its zig-zagging plot is one that’s deliriously satisfying to get lost in. That’s because every hairpin turn in this intricately assembled procedural leads immediately into … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” is one of my favorite paintings. It's simple but the use of oil paint provides a realist quality while still feeling separate from the real world. Phil Grabsky’s latest entry in the..."… Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "When attempting to conjure an emotional play the most ironclad reliable thing should be your characters, how they talk, and how they behave. But in “The Son” the only thing ironclad is..."… Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "It’s unfortunate that something teetering so close to relevance and thoughtfulness is masked by logical foibles making one unable to take it too seriously."… Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 82/100 Co-Directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat craft a meta-fictional criticism of art, wealth, and awards. Official Competition begins with José Luis Gómez’s Humberto Suarez, a lavishly wealthy man nearing the end of his life and … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 60/100 Horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy has all the elements of a thrilling period piece: beautiful costumes, state secrets, wartime backdrop, all of it anchored by Yu Aoi as Satoko, whose determination to … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 78/100 Belfast-born Kenneth Branagh’s latest film Belfast is a love letter to a time gone by. Like a mid-size jawbreaker, you know what it is from the outset, but there’s no way to speed up the … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 70/100 The Book of Delights co-written and directed by Marcela Lordy is a loose adaptation of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector’s book Uma Aprendizagem ou o Livro dos Prazers. It tells the story of Lóri (Simone Spoladore) … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 80/100 Azor is a Franco-Argentinian-Swiss co-production co-written and directed by Andreas Fontana marking his feature film debut. From the first shot there is something disorienting about the film. We see a somewhat disoriented man, surrounded by … Continue reading.