Sight and Sound
Gone Girl (2014)
20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
"Accompanied by a valuable ruminative voiceover from Cave himself, pondering the interconnectedness of his many narrative songs, the whole artefact offers a fascinating portrait of an artist and performer with a relentless drive to create."
Finding Fela! (2014)
"Finding Fela fully earns its two-hour running time, and could easily have sustained more, such is the wealth of material and music, and such is the brisk momentum maintained by Gibney and editor Lindy Jankura."
Night Moves (2014)
"Here's how good a filmmaker Kelly Reichardt is. She can pack an entire movie's worth of meaning into a sliver of onscreen space, and do it so subtly that even attentive viewers might miss the trick."
Two Days, One Night (2014)
"As usual in Dardenne films, such melodramatic contrivances are softened by their integration into the naturalistic flow of incidents, by the overall sensitivity to social and economic realities and by the generally credible performances."
Underdogs (Metegol) (2015)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Norte, the End of History (2014)
"Diaz's most vocal fans do him no favours in this regard: he might become a better, more self-critical director if people stopped reassuring him that every new film he makes is a deathless masterpiece."
Bicycling with Moliere (2014)
Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)
"This inextricable intertwining of love and justice, private and public, personal and political, is the film's great cri de coeur and its structural brilliance, as costume and courtroom drama comment on, and merge into, each other."
Pain & Gain (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
"It focuses on its subject's humanity and assesses the tragedy on a personal rather than explicitly sociopolitical level. However, the way in which it fleshes out Oscar's character makes it an acutely political work."
Venus in Fur (2014)
The Punk Singer (2013)
How To Disappear Completely (2014)
"Shot wide, and made to resound to a throbbing electro pulse... How To Disappear Completely is a haunting, apocalyptic vision that hypnotises the viewer into a trance state while establishing an almost tangible sense of approaching dread."
On The Job (2013)
"This is the first Filipino film to have been shot entirely on green-screen chroma key, so at least there are oddly stylised backgrounds against which all the one-dimensional characters can play out their sub-Night of the Living Dead siege routines."
The Search For Weng Weng (2014)
"Overlapping to a degree with Mark Hartley's Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010), Leavold's quest to uncover the man behind the legend becomes an affectionate if bittersweet history of Filipino exploitation cinema"
Struggled Reagans (2014)
"This melancholic oddity may be slow to start, but once it gets going it offers many peculiar insights into film and fantasy; it also manages to be very moving, despite or perhaps because of its overt artifice."
Upside Down (2013)
"at once a star-crossed romance, an allegory of (class) discord and (musical) harmony, and a theological investigation into nature and nurture, free will and determinism. It's out there, alright - and there's nothing else out there quite like it."
LFO: The Movie (2013)
Time Lapse (2015)
Bunker 6 (2013)
El Desierto (The Desert) (2013)
A Touch of Sin (2013)
"Edwards takes care to include people in the frame, often for size reference, and stages excellent moments of awe-inspiring peril in which tiny figures are dwarfed by monsters and general devastation."
An Autumn Afternoon (1964)
"Abderrahmane Sissako may not be the most prolific of filmmakers, but he is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and ambitious writer-directors working in film today, and quite possibly one of the best."
The Wind Rises (2014)
Blue Ruin (2014)
We Are the Best! (2014)
20 Feet From Stardom (2013)