October 2022

Laugier: Martyrs (2008)

October 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs is unique – there is nothing quite like it in horror cinema. Historically, it exists at the cusp between the New French Extremity of the 2000s [...]

Lonergan: Margaret (2011)

October 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan’s three-hour-plus magnum opus, may well be the greatest film made about 9/11, not least because it was shot in 2005, but only edited into shape [...]

Yang: Taipei Story (1985)

October 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

Taipei Story is not the original name of Edward Yang’s second film, whose Mandarin title translates to Green Plums and a Bamboo Horse, in reference to a well-known Chinese [...]

Gravel: Full Time (2021)

October 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

Full Time, Eric Gravel’s second feature, was awarded both Best Director and Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Both plaudits are well deserved, since the film [...]

Russell: Amsterdam (2022)

October 17, 2022 // 0 Comments

Amsterdam is essentially a return to the millennial eccentricity that David O. Russell cemented with I Heart Huckabees. That film was followed by the longest blank period in [...]