With Infinity Pool Brandon Cronenberg succeeds in turning lust and indulgence into a car crash of increasingly unnatural scenes we cannot look away from.
Tag: Berlinale 2023
in water is Hong Sangsoo’s Best Film In Years
Hong Sangsoo innovates with new techniques to create his best film since On The Beach at Night Alone with In Water — a tremendous ode to the magic of art.
You Have to Try Very Hard to Appreciate Angela Schanelec’s Music
Despite a fine flair for creating aesthetically pleasing images, Music is a thoroughly singular filmmaking experience hard to genuinely love.
Tótem Piercingly Asks If Love is Enough
A family celebration provides the setting for a haunting coming-of-age tale, courtesy of auteur to watch, Lila Avilés. Golden Bear winner?
In Heroic, The Military Is Anything But (Review and Interview)
Through documentary-like framing and a cool distance from his characters, Zonana riffs on military classics to create a brutal yet intellectual critique of military culture.
A Perfect Parody of French Cinema
There’s not much difference between Passages and a sketch show parody of a French art-house film. Let’s see how European Ira Sachs’ latest film truly is.
Berlinale Panorama 2023: Women on the Brink
Three feminine-focused films — from central Europe to the middle-east — push women to the brink in the Berlinale 2023 panorama section.
Berlinale Shorts 2023: Complicating The Big Questions via the Short Form
The 20 films at the Berlinale Shorts affirm the festival as the most politically and socially conscious of the Big Five. We spotlight some to put on your radar.
Mehran Tamadon Skillfully Recreates Iranian Prison in Where God is Not
The horrors of Iranian prison are horrifyingly revisited in this powerful, draining documentary film, asking if cinema has the power to change the state.
Travel into The Trans Imagination with Orlando: My Political Biography
Orlando: My Political Biography reframes Virginia Woolf’s seminal 1928 through the modern transgender experience. The result is a compelling act of imagination.