This sampling of a few genres still is a thoughtful entry worthy of an Oscar not for Best International Feature. A Tunisian import makes its way beneath the surface. Kaouther Ben Hania writes and helms The Man Who Sold His Skin which centers on a Syrian man Sam Ali who takes refuge in Lebanon to […]
You feel a palpable sense of dread and paranoia in this brand of survival horror from the maker of Free Fire and last year’s remake of the Hitchcock classic Rebecca. Ben Wheatley’s In The Earth doesn’t have anything meaningful to say about a ravaging virus (it was shot in 15 days about an hour outside […]
Neil Burger’s film takes place in 2063 where Earth has become too dangerous to live. Scientists have found a habitable planet but it will take 86 years to reach it. To that end, they’ve bred a group of children to man a spaceship which will take them to the new planet. They’re taught everything they […]
A harrowing and pictorial tale around military conscription in early 1980’s Apartheid is eloquently illuminated by South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. His Moffie (fully subtitled, and a derogatory term in the native tongue) works fairly persuasively from Andre Carl van Der Merwe’s autobiography. As the white minority South African ruling body handles the border conflict […]
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