Reviews

'American Made': Film Review
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0000

Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman reteam for 'American Made,' a dark comedy-thriller about pilot Barry Seal, who worked for both the CIA and the Colombian cartel in the 1980s.

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'The Monster Project': Film Review
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:43:48 +0000

A gag TV project leads to actual supernatural encounters in Victor Mathieu's found-footage fright flick 'The Monster Project.'

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'The Silent Eye': Film Review | Melbourne 2017
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:06:23 +0000

Jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor improvises with Japanese dancer Min Tanaka in 'The Silent Eye,' the new film from Amiel Courtin-Wilson ('Hail').

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'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory': Film Review
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:51:37 +0000

Scott Rosenbaum's documentary 'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory' profiles legendary blues musicians Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

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'Attraction': Film Review
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:27:10 +0000

An alien spaceship crashlands on Moscow in director Fyodor Bondarchuk’s Russian sci-fi action blockbuster 'Attraction.'

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'Paradox': Film Review
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:03:58 +0000

Louis Koo leads a stellar regional cast, including Tony Jaa, Gordon Lam and Vithaya Pansringarm, in Wilson Yip’s ‘Paradox.’

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'Wu Kong': Film Review
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:21:27 +0000

Eddie Peng stars as The Monkey King in Derek Kwok’s adaptation of the 2000 web novel origin story, 'Wu Kong.'

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'Dragonfly Eyes' ('Qing Ting zhi yan'): Film Review | Locarno 2017
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:25:59 +0000

Chinese artist Xu Bing makes his directorial debut with 'Dragonfly Eyes,' a narrative composed entirely of surveillance footage.

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'Overdrive': Film Review
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:58:50 +0000

Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp play high-stakes car thieves who get mixed up with mobsters in the revved-up heist thriller 'Overdrive.'

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'The Jungle Bunch' ('Les As de la jungle'): Film Review
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:50:37 +0000

Adapted from the popular kids TV series, 'The Jungle Bunch' ('Les As de la jungle') premiered at the Annecy Film Festival and is receiving a wide summer release in France.

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'Mrs. Fang': Film Review | Locarno 2017
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:55:02 +0000

Chinese documentarian Wang Bing chronicles the last 10 days in the life of the title character in 'Mrs. Fang,' his latest feature.

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'Goliath': Film Review | Locarno 2017
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:03:32 +0000

'Goliath,' the second feature from Swiss-German director Dominik Locher, casts the versatile Sven Schelker ('The Circle') as a young father-to-be in crisis.

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'The Wandering Soap Opera' ('La telenovela errante'): Film Review | Locarno 2017
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:21:37 +0000

Filmmaker Raul Ruiz, who died in 2011, shot 'A Wandering Soap Opera,' a jocular commentary on and in his native Chile in 1990. That film has now finally been finished by his widow, Valeria Sarmiento.

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'Winter Brothers' ('Vinterbrodre'): Film Review | Locarno 2017
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:00:53 +0000

Denmark-based Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Palmason's debut feature 'Winter Brothers' won best actor at the long-running Swiss extravaganza.

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'Once Upon a Time': Film Review
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:37:21 +0000

Co-directors Zhao Xiaoding and Anthony LaMolinara team in 'Once Upon a Time' to adapt a sprawling fantasy novel by Tang Qi.

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