By Anton Bitel
This latest reboot of Japan’s longest-running movie franchise is big, fun and very dumb.
Álex de la Iglesia’s frisky, single-set survival thriller from Spain loses its steam after an impressive opening act.
A solid docu-homage to the strung-out German synth-proggers and occasional film soundtrackers.
The wistful latest from Korean maestro Hong Sang-soo is powered by an exceptional lead performance.
Remember that title, as you’ll be hearing a lot about Luca Guadagnino’s sublime summertime romance.
Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki lights up the Berlin competition with a typically bittersweet response to the migrant crisis.
Penélope Cruz stars in this frolicsome love letter to Spanish cinema’s golden age from director Fernando Trueba.
The directors of Leviathan return with a breathtaking character study of the world’s foremost sleep talker.
Polish director Agnieszka Holland returns with an enigmatic woodland-set murder mystery.
Sebastián Lelio’s follow up to 2013’s Gloria is a surprisingly inert and cliché-driven portrait of a trans woman.
Stanley Tucci returns behind the camera for this slight, satisfying chamber drama on the process of artistic creation.
A nimble-fingered movie biopic of the ace guitar picker who entertained the Nazis opens the 2017 Berlinale.
Josef Hader’s mid-life meltdown comedy has just enough madcap laughs for it to pass muster.
The iconic Spanish filmmaker will serve as President of the main competition jury for the first time.
By Ed Gibbs
This timely, well-intentioned doc offers a revealing look at the inner workings of the Oakland PD.