Vermin is one of the downright nastiest yet compelling creature-features made in recent years, a true standout of the Venice Film Festival.
The careers of three excellent actresses are launched in Mika Gustafson’s sensitive ode to the travails and beauty of youth — live from Venice Film Festival.
The perils of being a vampire in a regular-old world are subtly investigated in For Night Will Come — beating away clichés before eventually succumbing to them.
Sculpture unlocks the essence of a man in Anaïs Tellenne’s tender, enigmatic debut The Dreamer — live from Venice Film Festival.
Behind the Mountains mixes thriller themes with the supernatural genre, to mixed, often underwhelming effect — live from Venice Film Festival.
One man’s quixotic dream to host a Pink Floyd concert in the Amazon rainforest is frustratingly explored in The Outpost — live from Venice Film Festival.
The practicalities and pitfalls of vampire life are warmly investigated in the mostly enjoyable Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person.
A free-wheeling, three-part riot of formal invention, Víctor Iriarte’s excellent debut is at once aesthetically rigorous and politically pointed.
Sidonie In Japan is a classic example of a fine actress phoning it in, wasting Huppert’s talents in a generic, unconvincing cross-cultural examination of grief.
Life Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning imagines the future of queer and intersex people in sport in a variety of spirited and thoughtful means.