Film Comment Magazine
A Monster Calls (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
The Salesman (Forushande) (2017)
"A Spielberg-Nolan lovechild of sorts, wondrous and mind-bending in equal parts, Denis Villeneuve's latest is a quintessential science-fiction blockbuster steeped in genre traditions and made singular by Amy Adams's transporting performance."
Donald Cried (2016)
I Am Michael (2017)
"The film is careful not to judge its protagonist's spiritual journey, but the delicately pointed direction of the final phone call between Michael and Bennett-Franco shot discreetly from behind and to the side; Quinto head on, facing camera-speaks volumes"
Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017)
"The pacing and mise en scène of Staying Vertical are as deliberate as the events of its plot are hallucinatory, yielding a marriage of exacting form and content that encompasses the mundane and the fantastic in equal measure."
Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017)
"But it is precisely the clarity of expression achieved through simplification that makes for the mystifying beauty of Green's film. His approach to composition and staging, deeply informed by Baroque art, rests on a clash between harmony and movement"
The Founder (2017)
Human Surge (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)
I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
The Love Witch (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)
Happy Hour (Happî awâ) (2015)
American Honey (2016)
"American Honey's loose plot, rambling pace, and lack of resolution inevitably will be maddening to some. But it's the only way this sprawling tale can be told; fittingly, American Honey goes on until it doesn't, just like every other summer."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
The Apostate (El Apóstata) (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"The love scenes between Sook-hee and Hideko are beautiful, explicit, and funny, displaying a candor about sexuality that's not intended to shock but to draw you in-it's the most normal thing about this flamboyant, acerbic film."
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Chan Is Missing (1982)
Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016)
"The juxtaposition of pulsating Paris with the static and reactionary countryside yields a compelling metaphor for Delphine's moral conundrum...What's frustrating about Summertime is its sometimes overly didactic tone."
Into The Forest (2016)
"Nell and Eva's relationship forms the heart of the film and, along with the fleeting moments of ecstasy they find in things previously taken for granted, their bond provides something of genuine beauty in a progressively bleak world."
The Childhood of a Leader (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)