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The vigilante tale we need right now, pushing back on the decay of decency with pulp in the first truly great Netflix original film.
When Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) sighs in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, it feels like she’s a conduit for the frayed patience of a world shedding all forms of human decency. Kind of appropriate in 2017, no?...
An eccentric father and his conservative corporate daughter engage in an increasingly bizarre battle of wills that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Every year there’s outrage about who’s been left off the Academy Awards’ nominations for Best Foreign Film, but nobody’s disputing the highly original and often hilarious German drama Toni Erdmann fully deserves its place on the list of nine...
François Ozon's loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch's 'Broken Lullaby' is a tender, involving love story set in post-World War I Europe.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: A bit of melancholy intrigue opens Frantz, François Ozon’s satisfying, well-turned World War I melodrama, a loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s little-known 1932 film Broken Lullaby. Visiting the grave of her...
No winners in story of vindictive victory.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: At first the screen is dark and all we hear is heavy breathing, the kind that suggests an animal lying in wait. Like so much in this deeply unsettling film, the effect is rattling, claustrophobic, and rather punishing. What ...
Singular perspective brings the horror of The Holocaust into sharp focus
For all its ghastly aspects, the sheer scale of the Holocaust is where its true horror lies. Son of Saul brings that horror home in perhaps the most counter-intuitive way imaginable: by focusing so closely on one man that everything going on...
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