By Matt Turner
Three outstanding new films at this year’s CPH:DOX presented illuminating responses to this question.
By Anton Bitel
Some of the year’s best and most challenging genre titles were served up over a truly chilling weekend.
Karen Gillan tries her hand at writing and directing in this fiery but formulaic character study.
By Elena Lazic
Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear winner comprises superficial images of unsimulated sex and people with disabilities.
The wild and crazy cinema of Larry Cohen receives the in-depth documentary treatment that this master director deserves.
Documentarian Lauren Greenfield speaks to the wealthy and the weary in this bold, personal meditation on money and obsession.
By Ian Mantgani
Josephine Decker returns with a commanding, emotionally bracing study of teenage psychosis.
Gus Van Sant reunites with Joaquin Phoenix for an oddball comedy-drama about disability and addiction.
By Matt Thrift
Steven Soderbergh’s unconventional iPhone movie is one of his strangest offerings to date.
A teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood begins to question what she wants out of life in this surprisingly nuanced Austrian drama.
Esteemed Norwegian director Erik Poppe dramatises the real-life mass shooting on the island of Utoya in this problematic thriller.
A sensitive portrait of a hesitant woman attempting to rediscover her lust for life makes for an assured feature debut from Marcelo Martinessi.
A love affair between Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel fails to ignite a spark in this predictable psychodrama.
This charming little Swedish film about a jaded old toad detective and his plucky young mouse assistant makes for cosy viewing.
Rupert Everett dons three caps to write, direct and star in a dramatic imagining of Oscar Wilde’s untimely demise.
In their first feature-length directorial team-up, David and Nathan Zellner go west, with Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in tow.