Timo Tjahjanto’s relentless action gorefest contains some wild fight scenes, but is burdened by a bloated running time.
Timo Tjahjanto’s new horror film is somewhat tired in concept, but buoyed by some thrilling camerawork.
Hollywood’s latest take on the classic tale is currently in theatres, and you could go watch it, but why?
Ueda Shinichiro’s meta zombie comedy is the most resourceful and ingenious indie film of the year.
Kulap Vilaysack explores her family tree in this messy, painful, wonderful and inspiring documentary.
Sato Shinsuke’s manga adaptation stumbles near the finish line, but is an otherwise thrilling ride, superbly directed.
Cathy Yan’s debut feature takes it sweet time juggling a lot of different plot threads, but the journey is worthwhile.
Jakob Cedergren skillfully carries this single-room thriller about an emergency dispatcher scrambling to assist a kidnapped woman.
Felix Chong’s latest features a compelling trio of performances in service of flimsy and derivative plotting.
Jack Black returns in a new Goosebumps adventure, but don’t expect the bumps to goose ya this time.
Venom finally hits the big screen in his own movie, but was it worth the wait? No, it wasn’t.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this final dispatch, we reflect on the festival and review new films from Shinya Tsukamoto, Lee Chang-dong and Peter Farrelly.
Claire Denis travels to the farthest reaches of the solar system to craft one of the most singular, fearsome and uncompromising films of her career.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we review new films from Bi Gan, Karyn Kusama and Yury Bykov.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we review new films from Mia Hansen-Løve, Chen Kaige, and Paul Greengrass.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we take a look at some short films, including this year’s Short Film Palme d’Or winner.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we dive into more avant-garde films in the Wavelengths program.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we review new films from Bai Xue and Claire Denis.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we dive into experimental films in the Wavelengths program.
FilmEra is at TIFF from September 6th to 16th. In this dispatch, we look at new films from Wanuri Kahiu and Shane Black.
Crystal Moselle’s narrative debut is an evocative and vital depiction of friendship and community amongst an all-girl group of skateboarders.
The third installment of the Detective Dee series starts strong, but slowly devolves into the nonsensical CGI spectacle of Tsui Hark’s other recent films.
After scoring big at the Chinese box office, this ambitious film hit Western shores with little fanfare, but animation fans should not be sleeping on it.
“Can you hear me?”
Criterion Collection, Spine #879
Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System
Tim Wardle’s documentary shines a light on an incredible true story, but lacks the necessary insight to do its subjects justice.
Criterion Collection, Spine #571
Debra Granik’s adaptation of Peter Rock’s book is an emotionally complex indie drama and one of the year’s best films.
Criterion Collection, Spine #45
Han Yan’s latest film signals the start of China’s summer movie season, but it’s a rough start, offering uneven entertainment.
Bart Layton’s newest film is based on a true crime story, stylishly dramatizing events while also interviewing the real people involved, but says nothing much at all.
This dark psychological drama falls too deep into its own mysteries, twisting and turning but failing to find a compelling conclusion.
Brett Haley’s fourth feature is an unassuming indie drama with some memorable music and surprising emotional depth.
The newest film from the celebrated French auteur, Claire Denis, is a minor work, but finishes strong.
Yes, this list has a music video. Fight me.
Morgan Neville’s documentary is a charming and uplifting, if slight and superficial, portrait of a beloved television figure.
Tarique Qayumi’s sophomore effort explores rebellion and fundamentalism in a volatile Afghanistan.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest is a compelling science fiction story that slowly squanders most of its potential.