Posts tagged with "2022"

Master Gardener
As a horticulturalist with a pervasive past in film-maker Paul Schrader’s lesson in ethics, Joel Edgerton is so reined-in his every breath seems considered.

The Eight Mountains (‘Le Otto Montagne’)
Moving as slowly as a glacial melt, this soulful slant on individual destiny plays out primarily in the unspoken.

Paris Memories (‘Revoir Paris’)
Director Alice Winocour’s intimate testimony to courage in the wake of the 2015 Paris Bataclan bloodbath is as unyielding as it needs to be.

Blue Jean
Jean’s self-reckoning is sensitivity in close-up.

Caravaggio’s Shadow (‘L’Ombra di Caravaggio’)
For the painter Caravaggio, art is a fiery way of life in these creatively licensed 1600s.

The Origin of Evil (‘L’Origine du Mal’)
The loopy reveals are progressively anarchic, held together by a cool ensemble cast.

Everybody Loves Jeanne (‘Tout le Monde Aime Jeanne’)
A depressed French woman plays duelling banjos with her batty yet strikingly stylised thoughts.

A power struggle between a dominatrix and her over-it client is a stripping back of layers, piece by ragged piece.

Godland (‘Volaða Land’; ‘Vanskabte Land’)
Two words: rug up. With its bone-seeping cold and torrential waters, 19th-century Iceland is vastly unforgiving.

Writer-director Jalmari Helander’s blood-and-guts revenge fantasy is the history revision you never knew you needed.

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