Aki Kaurismäki’s latest gets by on the simple pleasures unique to his oeuvre.
La La Land
Preoccupied with failure and compromise, La La Land is a fascinating companion piece to Chazelle’s earlier Whiplash.
Entertainment – An Interview with Gregg Turkington
With the release of Rick Alverson’s ENTERTAINMENT on home video, we spoke to star and co-writer Gregg Turkington about his Neil Hamburger persona, as well as his ON CINEMA series with Tim Heidecker.
The Eyes of My Mother
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is a grisly, artful debut feature by Nicolas Pesce that’s at its best when letting its impressive lead actors carry the tone.
Todd Haynes’ CAROL powerfully captures the thrill of a romantic encounter, lifted by Rooney Mara’s impressive performance and Ed Lachman’s stunning 16mm cinematography.
Despite being rendered in stop-motion animation, ANOMALISA is the closest Kaufman has come to a pure, unencumbered emotional directness.
How Heavy This Hammer
Kazik Radwanski’s threadbare character study is a stunningly empathetic portrait, with an engaging lead performance from Erwin Van Cottheim.
GREEN ROOM is a fiery and nuanced tribute to DIY punk and hardcore scenes that oscillates between music and politics throughout.
Nathan Silver’s latest effort continues thematic elements of his past filmography, a discombobulating slice-of-life study of a group of drug addicts and its cryptic dynamic.
Heaven Knows What – An Interview with Co-Director Benny Safdie
We sit down with Benny Safdie, co-director of HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, to talk about the process of making the film and working with Arielle Holmes and Sean Price Williams.