'Greta', inspired by the famous performance by Garbo in 'The Grand Hotel,' shares its inspiration's lifeless quality.
'The Awakening of the Ants' subtly critiques Costa Rican gender relations through one woman's personal change.
A quiet bereavement drama with international overtones, The Day After I’m Gone uses the theme of suicide as a metaphor for the state of Israel. Slowly...
'Far From Us', now premiering at the Berlinale Forum Section, is a truly life-draining cinematic experience.
The perils of always trying to do the right thing are brutally examined in Retrospekt, a domestic violence drama with shades of John Cassavetes. Taking morally tricky...
'The Shadow Play' is film noir filtered through 'Goodfellas,' a remarkable re-imagining of the epic crime drama.
Tracing gender structures from the womb to marriage, Normal shines a light on how gender is constantly reinforced in modern Italian society. Taking a panoramic view...
'Divine Love' is as sexually graphic as it is aesthetically pleasing, yet it has little substance beneath surface thrills.
'Monos' is a dross take on 'Lord of the Flies' that starts poorly and gets progressively worse. Almost completely unwatchable.
'The Last to See Them' has a fascinating idea at its core, but is let down by its uninteresting characters and storyline.
Alexander Zolotukhin's debut film, 'A Russian Youth,' melds music and image in a unique way. It doesn't all work, but makes for fascinating cinema.
'Kinder' offers a fantasy of youth in the German capital, which doubles up as an advert for the city's transit system.
'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael' is essential watching for any critic still looking for their voice.
'Sune vs Sune', based on the wildly popular Swedish children's books, is another classic trip with the Anderssons.
'Family Members' is a curious mix of the whimsical and the serious that doesn't quite coalesce.
'Demons', a horror comedy from Singapore, only lands half of its jokes and even less of its horrors.
A strange case of artistic theft haunts The Plagiarists, a curious two-part film that combines theatre, literary theory, and lo-fi independent cinema. A rough and ready...
'Vanishing Days' joins 'Crosscurrent' and 'Long Day's Journey into Night' as another beautiful and poetic Chinese film.
A scabrous study in small-town dysfunction, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón) is a dirty plunge into the heart of darkness...
If you like films that stretch the very limits of what French cinema can do, don't watch 'Jessica Forever.'