A stoner comedy without the comedy; an arthouse drama without the art; a deep dive into social ills without going too deep; Critical Zone is inessential.
Sofia Exarchou, director of Animal, joins Journey Into Cinema to discuss sex, tourism, cheesy music and capitalism — live from Locarno Film Festival.
History, traffic, corporate malfeasance and toxic online culture combine in Radu Jude’s genre-bending new film Do Not Expect Too Much From The End of the World.
Dull visuals and an unengaging plot make Ukrainian village tale Stepne, playing in competition, an enervating watch — live from Locarno Film Festival.
The Vanishing Soldier uses its picarasque, free-wheeling form to investigate the complexities and paradoxes of modern Isreal — to mixed results.
The pitfalls of always providing entertainment are perfectly probed in Animal, Sofia Exarchou’s excellent sophomore film.