Posts by Matthew Eng

Catfight

By Matthew Eng

Anne Heche and Sandra Oh get aggressive in Onur Tukel’s scathing new comedy.

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In praise of Annette Bening’s difficult women

By Matthew Eng

From Bugsy to American Beauty and now 20th Century Women, the actor has always relished playing characters that ask us to look deeper.

I Am Not Your Negro

By Matthew Eng

James Baldwin reclaims the spotlight in Raoul Peck’s magnificent film essay.

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Cameraperson

By Matthew Eng

Kirsten Johnson’s visual autobiography is a striking and knowledgeable account of a life in film.

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In praise of Mahershala Ali – 2016’s standout performer

By Matthew Eng

From Luke Cage to Moonlight, the American actor has made a vital contribution to his craft this year.

Peter and the Farm

By Matthew Eng

This warts and all doc casts a light on a truly compelling character: a raging, binge-drinking, eco-conscious farmer.

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The Lost City of Z – first look review

By Matthew Eng

James Gray returns with a deceptively traditional and wondrously transportive cinematic odyssey.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

By Matthew Eng

Steve James captures an upsetting instance of American institutional oppression in compelling fashion.

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The Ornithologist – first look review

By Matthew Eng

Button-pushing auteur João Pedro Rodrigues returns with a work of tantalising, twisty spirituality.

Southside with You

By Matthew Eng

Barack and Michelle Obama’s fated first date is retraced in this modest romantic drama from writer/director Richard Tanne.

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The Lovers and the Despot

By Matthew Eng

Two filmmakers are forced to work for Kim Jong-il in this utterly bizarre true story.

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Newtown

By Matthew Eng

An emotional, vital account of the tragic 2012 mass shooting from documentary maker Kim A Snyder.

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Men Go to Battle

By Matthew Eng

Zachary Treitz’s lo-fi Civil War comedy offers an admirable, inventive take on a stodgy subgenre.

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Right Now, Wrong Then

By Matthew Eng

The latest from South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo is a romance so lovely it needs to be told twice.

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Is this the most disturbing film ever made about Orthodox Judaism?

By Matthew Eng

Israeli drama Tikkun raises vital questions about the relationship between faith and family.

A new film restores humanity to the tragic case of Kitty Genovese

By Matthew Eng

James D Solomon’s The Witness sheds new light on one of the most infamous murders in US history.

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