Saleh: Boy from Heaven (2022)

June 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

Tarik Saleh’s follow-up to The Nile Hilton Incident is another probing examination of the ruptures that drive contemporary Egyptian society, told this time through the lens [...]

Denis: Stars at Noon (2022)

June 15, 2022 // 0 Comments

Claire Denis’ latest film is an adaptation of Denis Johnson’s 1984 novel Stars at Noon, which revolves around an unnamed American woman living in Nicaragua during the [...]

Karam: The Humans (2021)

June 13, 2022 // 0 Comments

One of the most tried-and-tested tropes of prestige theatre is the decline of a middle-class white American family. That’s also the subject matter of The Humans, and yet [...]

Sciamma: Petite Maman (2021)

June 12, 2022 // 0 Comments

Celine Sciamma’s latest film is another evocative immersion in the connective tissue between women. Yet where Girlhood focused on female friendship, and Portrait of a Lady [...]

Power: No Exit (2022)

May 16, 2022 // 0 Comments

B-pictures have taken on a new life in the wake of the pandemic, partly because they so often depend on claustrophobically sequestered spaces. To some extent, the digital [...]

Marquand: Jagged Edge (1985)

May 8, 2022 // 0 Comments

Jagged Edge is something of a test case for the erotic thriller, marking Joe Eszterhas’ first foray into the genre, along with Glenn Close’s first top-billed role, two [...]