Reviews

'Songwriter': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:18:25 +0000

Premiering in Berlin, 'Songwriter' is a backstage documentary about hugely successful pop sensation Ed Sheeran directed by his cousin Murray Cummings.

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'L'Animale': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:40:18 +0000

A small-town Austrian tomboy wrestles with gender identity and sexuality while her parents navigate their own rocky emotional shifts in Katharina Mueckstein’s drama, 'L'Animale.'

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'Human, Space, Time and Human' ('Inkan, gongkan, sikan grigo inkan'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:15:00 +0000

Kim Ki-duk's 23rd feature, 'Human, Space, Time and Human' ('Inkan, gongkan, sikan grigo inkan'), portrays the violence on board a ship stranded in mid-air.

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'Curvature': Film Review
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:10:50 +0000

Lyndsy Fonseca plays a woman who receives a mysterious phone call from herself in the future in Diego Hallivis' sci-fi thriller 'Curvature.'

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'In the Aisles' ('In den gangen'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:21 +0000

Featuring 'Toni Erdmann' star Sandra Huller, director Thomas Stuber's Berlin competition contender 'In the Aisles' takes place in a giant East German supermarket.

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'Mug' ('Twarz'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:32:52 +0000

A young man’s face transplant brings out the worst of a Polish small town, in arthouse director Malgorzata Szumowska’s tragicomedy, 'Mug' ('Twarz').

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'An Elephant Sitting Still' ('Da Xiang Xi Di Er Zuo'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:14:58 +0000

Young Chinese director Hu Bo died before completing 'An Elephant Sitting Still,' his first feature about four people trying to escape from their problematic small-town life.

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'George': Film Review
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:03:40 +0000

Jeffrey Perkins' 'George' pays tribute to the man who invented the hard-to-define Fluxus art movement.

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'Every Day': Film Review
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:00:00 +0000

'Every Day,' the screen adaptation of David Levithan's YA best-seller, stars Angourie Rice as a lovestruck teen.

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'The Chamber': Film Review
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:25:48 +0000

A four-person crew is trapped in a submersible at the bottom of the ocean in 'The Chamber,' Ben Parker's thriller featuring Johannes Bah Kuhnke of 'Force Majeure.'

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'Half Magic': Film Review
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:58:03 +0000

Heather Graham wrote, directed and stars in 'Half Magic,' a ribald comedy about a woman desperate to improve her professional and romantic lives.

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'Broken Ceiling': Film Review
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:41:00 +0000

Adam Davis watches a black woman fight for workplace equality in his play-like debut 'Broken Ceiling.'

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'Survivors Guide to Prison': Film Review
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:15:37 +0000

Matthew Cooke follows up his doc about the drug war with 'Survivors Guide to Prison,' a look at the justice system.

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'Museum' ('Museo'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:03:30 +0000

Gael Garcia Bernal steals a priceless Aztec treasure in Alonso Ruizpalacios’ offbeat Mexican caper, 'Museum.'

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'Touch Me Not': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:25:16 +0000

Adina Pintilie’s first feature, 'Touch Me Not,' is an eye-opening look at human sexuality on the uncertain edge of fiction and non-fiction.

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