Phoebe Chen speaks with filmmaker Luca Guadagnino about the immediacy of desire, body language, and the power of aesthetics in his latest, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.
Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation is yet another tale of corruption from Eastern Europe but it rises above the generic through its skillful structure.
Though formally demanding, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke feels thematically easy for those familiar with his work.
The Love Witch
Anna Biller dares us to be mesmerised without being beguiled, and to parse the realm of female agency without demonising its contradictions.
The Light Between Oceans
Despite generous performances by its leads, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS undermines its own capacity for complexity with flat characters and overreliance on pathos.
Nanfu Wang’s documentary on protests against a Chinese legislative cover-up is a vital condemnation of government-sanctioned violence.
We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
By sharing a sense of indignation at civil rights violations, WE’RE STILL HERE becomes more than a simple behind-the-scenes featurette on Johnny Cash’s revered album.