Category: 2019 Film Reviews

To the Stars Movie Review - 2019 Martha Stephens Film

Fargo Proud: Northern Lights Films Debuts ‘To the Stars’ at Sundance

“The director handles all the confused attraction with enough sophistication that the plot’s actual direction sneaks up in a manner that smartly defies cliche, as well as the audience’s first likely guess.”

The Sound of Falling Movie Review - 2019 Chien-Yu Lin Short Film

Clermont-Ferrand 2019 Short Film Review: Chien-Yu Lin’s ‘The Sound of Falling’

“‘The Sound of Falling’ is beguiling and a handsome work by a promising filmmaker. Whether Chien-Yu Lin’s future work lands on either writing, directing or production design, she’s one to keep an eye on.”

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Movie Review - 2018 Radu Jade Film

Glasgow Film Festival Review: Radu Jude’s ‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians’

“‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History’ provides historical context of a brutal period not known to many, and facilitates a discussion of Romania’s pro-Nazi involvement in the Second World War. But narratively, Jude’s film achieves little.”

The Passage Movie Review - 2018 Kitao Sakurai Short Film

Clermont-Ferrand 2019 Short Film Review: Kitao Sakurai’s ‘The Passage’

“With a gorgeous vintage sheen across its 4:3 aspect ratio, Sakurai’s short establishes a magical realist land that magnifies the burgeoning diversity of America today – along with all the confusion, preposterousness and sudden violence that comes with it.”

Complicity Movie Review - 2018 Kei Chikaura Film

Glasgow Film Festival Review: Kei Chikaura’s ‘Complicity’

“A rare co-production between China and Japan, ‘Complicity’ is a timely feature that fits perfectly in our current political climate, especially as Chikaura urges viewers to lend a helping hand despite the most unfavourable circumstances.”

Sauvage / Wild Movie Review - 2018 Camille Vidal-Naquet Film

Review: Camille Vidal-Naquet’s ‘Sauvage / Wild’

“‘Sauvage’ emerges in the context of ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ as a darker, grittier cousin. Both tell physically intimate stories, but where ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ brims with romance, anger and sheer joy, ‘Sauvage’ has a harder edge and leaves more of a bitter taste.”

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