Playful enough to be engaging but caustic enough to pack a punch, “Bad Luck Banging” is worth the ride – if you know what you’re in for.
“Petite Maman” is a simple, tender story, but it manages to take grand ideas and whittle them down to the basics.
Review: Hamaguchi’s patient, surprising triptych ‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ is the film of the year so far
“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” delivers three stories in one film, in a way only a director as masterful as Ryūsuke Hamaguchi can.
“The Guilty” proves itself to be a worthy foreign remake, putting a relevant American twist on its source material that makes it feel fresh.
“Riders of Justice” is a shining example of Danish cinema, combining the grit of an action-thriller and the humanity and lightheartedness of real life.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.