With About Dry Grasses, his latest three-hour-plus study of a superfluous man, Nuri Bilge Ceylan keeps the spirit of classic Russian literature alive.
Paul Schrader finds a more tender angle on his tried-and-tested formula in the touching Master Gardener, completing his most recent trilogy.
When history ends it’s tempting to sleep through all the chaos. But as The Asthenic Syndrome points out, neither sleep — or art — can change a single thing.
While the 2D observational moments of Suzume are keenly felt, the overall message is lost in a morass of muddled storytelling and messy CGI.
The magic of Kira Muratova’s debut film is finding epic possibilities embedded within the everyday. We look at Brief Encounters, and it’s place in Ukrainian film history.
Life isn’t a movie. But Tale of Cinema shows us all the wonderful things that can happen when the line between the two is blurred.
Boris Godunov transports us into a different world, even if Russia itself seems impervious to any kind of meaningful change.
The message is obvious. The style is undeniable. Here is why the way Triangle of Sadness is shot is more important than what it’s about.
The Core’s cast of almost entirely B-actors shows the need for star power when saving the world.
Classical camerawork subtly tells us who’s really in charge in Rod Lurie’s compelling yet underfortified military-prison drama.