Gianfranco Rosi’s powerful, Berlinale Competition-selected documentary FIRE AT SEA depicts the European migrant crisis with a patience, humanity and sensitivity beyond the scope of journalism
BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE sees Blinky lobotomised and transplanted into a second-rate Lion King ripoff with a side dish of Australiana.
Irreverent, intelligent and formally ingenious, LI WEN AT EAST LAKE is a playful, constantly surprising docufiction hybrid both liberated and enriched by Luo Li’s particular method of precisely controlled creative anarchy,
My Golden Days is a beautiful exploration of the impossibility of leaving behind one’s past, and the indelibility of first love.
Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX is a film not only of great emotional power and consummate beauty, but one that meaningfully engages and contributes to its nation’s film history.
The 2015 Audi Festival of German Film announced its lineup, with a wide variety of German cinema both current and classic, with the latest films from German cinematic heavyweights Fatih Akin and Dominik Graf alongside classics by Murnau.
From French actor-director Mathieu Amalric, THE BLUE ROOM is mostly successful in its coolly mysterious adaptation of a famous tale of sex, murder and intrigue.
Dominik Graf’s THEN IS IT THE END? THE FILM CRITIC MICHAEL ALTHEN is a love letter to the love of cinema, which acts as both an illuminating documentary and moving obituary of the recently deceased German film critic Michael Althen.
Wim Wenders’ latest is an utter disappointment, one of the most regrettable things he has ever put his name to.
Upon closer inspection, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert reveals itself as a camp romantic epic deserving of a closer look.