One Thousand Ropes delivers insightful commentary on gender, intergenerational issues, and the Pacific migrant experience, while offering rich details of the complexities of Samoan culture.
Ildikó Enyedi’s Sydney Film Prize winner squanders its surrealist potential, shedding its focus on magical intimacy to establish a well-worn and simplistic romance.
Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation is yet another tale of corruption from Eastern Europe but it rises above the generic through its skillful structure.
Amat Escalante threads political critique into an inventive landscape of erotic horror, crafting a tense interpersonal fable underpinned by a stark sense of social realism.
Rumble attempts to crack open the lid on the repressed history of Native American involvement in 20th century pop and rock music.
Amit Masurkar’s darkly comic NEWTON is a brilliantly pointed take on Indian democracy.
The debut feature from writer-director Amanda Kernell is a story of internalised racism and coming-of-age.
Frankie Fenton’s documentary on the life of director Simon Fitzmaurice unfortunately positions the filmmaker only in the context of his disability.
The latest film from Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß is a subtly powerful and patient character study that relishes in sensory pleasures.
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells a compelling story about institutional racism in the guise of a banking documentary.