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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Swing (Al marjouha) (2018) Intimate and moving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet Walden (2018) A formally impressive rumination on subjects such as globalization and nature versus man that uses camerawork and editing to turn the film into something almost as surreal as the subjects it explores.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Pause (2018) A work of considerable tonal complexity, as it stirs moments of pitch-black humor and short and violent reveries into an otherwise austerely told tale of spousal strife that wants to smash the patriarchy with feats of cinematic derring-do.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet To the Night (2018) To the Night strings together images and situations that are connected more in emotional or psychological terms than they are rooted in logic or narrative conventions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
No Score Yet Sueño Florianópolis (2018) A vacation worth taking.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
No Score Yet Brothers (Kardesler) (2018) Though the narrative lacks any major surprises, the film compensates with both a solid sense of place and two young lead actors who give stubbornly lived-in performances as the titular siblings whose relationship grows increasingly frayed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
86% La familia (2017) Often quick on its feet and energetic rather than melodramatic or inward-looking, this is a promising debut...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet Volontaire (2018) The standout of the film is clearly Rouxel. After bit parts in films such as 2015 Cannes opener Standing Tall, she here tackles her first lead role with ease.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
No Score Yet Guilty Men (2018) Though sometimes too steeped in local intricacies to be fully intelligible for foreign viewers, Gaona's sheer storytelling verve will have audiences worldwide hooked regardless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
100% Mario (2018) Familiar but moving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet Le grand bal (2018) T%his is at once sprawling and intimate, a portrait of a very specific event and an exploration of dancing in both individual and more general terms.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
No Score Yet A Violent Desire for Joy (Un violent désir de bonheur) (2018) Liberty, equality, cinema.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
No Score Yet Lucia's Grace (Troppa grazia) (2018) A film that's been very kindly described as a comedy, though that would mean there would be intentional laughs in this laughable pileup of barely sketched-out ideas, illogical behavior and characters that make little to no sense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Sofia (2018) If most of the individual characters finally fade somewhat into the background, the director's portrait of a country's complex relationship to its own values, laws and taboos finally lingers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Harvesters (2018) A slow-burning and increasingly suffocating variation on the myth of Cain and Abel, The Harvesters (Die Stropers) is the impressive feature debut from Greek-South African filmmaker Etienne Kallos.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) It is a film that's busy and always forging ahead, teeming with ideas and contradictions. In that sense, it closely mirrors the subject it tries, however incompletely, to portray.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
92% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) It feels like part two needed another couple of drafts before this was ready to go into production.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Our Struggles (Nos batailles) (2018) This is another solid work from Senez, even if the film never quite packs the same punch as his knockout debut did.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Girl (2018) Looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
33% Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018) Filho never explicitly addresses the psychology of either character, staying in observational, in-the-moment mode instead of providing any kind of emotional insight or backstory.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
71% Diamantino (2018) Love it or hate it, this title will surely be hotly debated wherever it goes, and that's just based on the story it contains, not the outstanding way in which everything has been imagined, assembled and played.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
50% Yomeddine (2018) While it's a novelty to see a film with a protagonist played by a non-professional actor who actually still lives in a leper colony, this isn't enough to make this tonally wobbly road movie feel like it can live up to the expectations...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% One Day (Egy nap) (2018) The film does a great job of creating a fully immersive experience that really offers a window into the protagonist's exhausting daily life.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
48% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018) The narrative keeps hobbling from one plot strand to the other without ever really becoming a gripping maelstrom of revelations as things get progressively worse for the characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Desolation Center (2018) Offers a fascinating glimpse at the emergence of a phenomenon that was, back then, simultaneously modest and radical, and that has now, in the era of #Beychella, become a part of mainstream culture.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
No Score Yet Place publique (2018) Explores not only the age-old quirks and idiosyncrasies of the well-off and privileged but also...contemporary issues such as the influence of the Internet and social media on our lives...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
80% Eldorado (2018) Lost at sea.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Interpreter (Tlmočník) (2018) A trip worth taking - except for that one twist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) Conventional but well-made.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind (Journal de ma tête) (2018) Shocking in a good way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
40% My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot (Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot) (2018) Groning doesn't quite manage to tie his more general ideas about time to the very specific transformative nature of time for adolescents beyond the generic idea that a single weekend - as illustrated here - can feel like a lifetime.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet The Weak Ones (Los Debiles) (2017) The inexperience of the filmmakers is obvious in the way the feature, which was written as well as directed by Rico and Brun, struggles to find a coherent tone for their material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
80% The Silent Revolution (Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer) (2018) Handsomely accoutered ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet Boys Cry (La terra dell'abbastanza) (2018) A knockout.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet Genesis (Genezis) (2018) Gives the audience the unfortunate feeling that the most compelling story is slowly receding into the distance as the films advances past its first 45 minutes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet Cobain (2018) Keizer proves a mesmerizing presence throughout.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
87% Transit (2018) Challenging but rewarding arthouse fare.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
82% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Like in any good genre yarn, there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns as characters run into each other - often quite literally and sometimes even with their vehicles - in the desperate hope of getting their hands on the money. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet Styx (2018) Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a demanding role that's 80 percent silence and 20 percent English-language dialogue.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
71% The Queen of Fear (2018) The film's screenplay combines a handful of obvious metaphors with countless quotidian details that finally don't offer enough material to turn the film into a psychologically perceptive character study.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
No Score Yet Normandie nue (2018) Most of the characters are simply too one-dimensional to really create even one moment of genuine emotion rather than any kind of foreseeable payoff ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) The film's score, by Julie Roue, is perfectly suited to the material as it both jazzy and a tad melancholic, underlining how Paula seems to move through a world that mostly seems to be oblivious to her presence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
70% The Paris Opera (L'Opéra) (2017) Clearly, [Stephane] Bron is more interested in the work that goes into creating what happens on stage rather than the performances themselves, and the film thankfully never turns into a very highbrow concert film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
77% Scarred Hearts (2016) Hearts hardly develops a pulse, hiding the faces of the protagonists in immobile medium and wide shots while any possible emotions get snowed under by non-contextualized intellectual musings and socio-politico-historical details.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
40% Marry Me, Dude (Épouse-moi mon pote) (2017) The writer-director's narrative is solidly constructed, with Boudali navigating a host of twists and turns involving a large cast of supporting characters like a pro.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
20% Dr. Knock (Knock) (2017) Levy, who adapted the play herself, has expanded the number of "colorful" supporting roles from the original play, giving each character even less time to develop beyond their bare, two-adjective outlines.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) An entertaining if also largely predictable story of an individual swept up in the tide of history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
37% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) The love triangle as depicted here isn't a strong enough structure to support either a traditional three-act configuration or a looser association of ideas connected to Gauguin and his life.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
81% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) They'll say this movie needs more nuance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Nina (2017) There's hardly anything new here, with the pic also not doing much to develop the story's specific context.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017