Reviews

'Funan': Film Review | Annecy 2018
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:21:07 +0000

Berenice Bejo and Louis Garrel lend their voices to Denis Do’s debut animated feature, 'Funan,' about a Cambodian family torn apart by the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

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'Shooting in Vain': Film Review
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000

A struggling artist seeks closure on several drug-related deaths in the laughably dour 'Shooting in Vain.'

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'Straight Into a Storm': Film Review
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:15:41 +0000

William Miller's documentary 'Straight Into a Storm' chronicles the 10-year history of the popular indie rock band Deer Tick.

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'A Skin So Soft' ('Ta Peau Si Lisse'): Film Review
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:16:20 +0000

Denis Cote quietly observes six Quebec musclemen in his latest doc 'A Skin So Soft.'

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'Tag': Film Review
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm and Hannibal Buress lead the ensemble in 'Tag,' a fact-based comedy about a group of childhood friends caught up in a decades-long session of the eponymous game.

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'Seder-Masochism': Film Review | Annecy 2018
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:29:43 +0000

'Sita Sings the Blues' director and animator Nina Paley premiered her latest feature, 'Seder-Masochism,' in competition at Annecy.

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'The Tower': Film Review | Annecy 2018
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:17:43 +0000

Norwegian animation director Mats Grorud unveiled his debut feature 'The Tower,' a drama about a family of Palestinian refugees in Beirut, in an out-of-competition slot in Annecy.

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'Wall': Film Review | Annecy 2018
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:05:32 +0000

Writer David Hare ('The Reader') investigates the Israeli West Bank barrier in 'Wall,' an animated feature by Cam Christiansen that competed in Annecy.

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'One Last Thing': Film Review
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:52:46 +0000

Wendell Pierce and Jurnee Smollett-Bell star in 'One Last Thing,' Tim Rouhana's drama about a lonely man who finds his long-lost daughter.

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'Superfly': Film Review
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:43:30 +0000

Music-vid helmer Director X remakes the 1972 blaxploitation pic 'Superfly' with Trevor Jackson in the lead.

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'Dilili in Paris' ('Dilili a Paris'): Film Review | Annecy 2018
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:40:45 +0000

'Kirikou and the Sorceress' creator Michel Ocelot unveiled his latest feature, 'Dilili in Paris,' during the opening night of the Annecy Film Festival.

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'Middleground': Film Review
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:54:53 +0000

Alisa Khazanova directs and stars as a woman trapped in a hall of mirrors-like world of existential boredom in 'Middleground.'

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'Incredibles 2': Film Review
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson are back in 'Incredibles 2,' the sequel to Pixar's 2004 hit about a family of superheroes forced to hide their powers.

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'Zoo': Film Review
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:27:18 +0000

Colin McIvor’s family-friendly third feature ‘Zoo’ stars Art Parkinson (‘Game of Thrones’) and Penelope Wilton (‘Downton Abbey’) as animal lovers on a high-stakes rescue mission.

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‘No Alternative’: Film Review
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Writer-director William Dickerson's very personal 'No Alternative,' set during the '90s grunge era, goes to some unconvincingly squeamish places.

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