Shirley

Shirley – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The incandescent Madeline’s Madeline still fresh in our memories, Josephine Decker returns to the screen with Shirley....
The Roads Not Taken

The Roads Not Taken – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. The gradual loss of a person to dementia is an incredibly painful process to witness; Sally Potter draws...
Who You Think I Am

Who You Think I Am – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2019 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Who You Think I Am has a plot we have all seen or heard before: Claire (Juliette Binoche) is a woman in...
Bacurau

Bacurau – Review

This film was previously reviewed as part of our Munich Film Festival coverage in July 2019. Bacurau is a sprawling genre hybrid, a semi-futuristic Western with a strong political undercurrent. The...
Vento Seco

Dry Wind – Berlinale 2020 Review

Desire runs through this film as the titular Dry Wind (Vento Seco) does through its setting: rural mid-western Brazil, where Sandro (Leandro Faria Lelo) follows his monotonous daily routine. Working at the big...
Vita & Virginia

Vita & Virginia – Review

Based on a stage play by co-writer Eileen Atkins, Chanya Button’s sophomore feature Vita & Virginia is supposed to be a long overdue film about the great love affair between Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth...