Posts tagged with "2022"

The Black Guelph
Less a passive viewing experience than a thumping run of body blows.

Subtraction (‘Tafrigh’)
What would you do if your double showed up with your husband’s identical twin? Writer-director Mani Haghighi weaves a maze of possibilities.

Riceboy Sleeps
After quietly assembling the building blocks of a cultural displacement drawn partly from his past, writer-director Anthony Shim gets going with a wrecking ball.

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.

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