Posts tagged with "4 stars"

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.

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

Moving on is an act of will for an Iranian woman breaking free from domestic abuse.

The Crime Is Mine (‘Mon Crime’)
Murder is a fizzy dish for director François Ozon and his chicly energised cast.

Last Film Show (‘Chhello Show’)
How awesome it is to be swept away by cinema, with the totality of which only children and fanatics are capable.

Past Lives
The bittersweet reconnecting of childhood soulmates wraps an unrealised love story in unanswerable questions.

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.

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