Posts by Rafaela Sales Ross

No Bears – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Jafar Panahi plays himself in this lovingly-crafted autofiction that centers on two pairs of lovers.

Saint Omer – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

This deeply nuanced treatise on the tragedy of motherhood marks the extraordinary feature debut of Alice Diop.

A Couple – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Frederick Wiseman reflects on the relationship between Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia Tolstaya in his first foray into fiction filmmaking.

Bardo – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Alejandro G Iñárritu grapples with creative fulfilment and the Mexican diaspora in his sprawling, semi-autobiographical surrealist drama.

The Eight Mountains – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch's is a poignant study of the friendship between two young men across four decades.

Minyan

By Rafa Sales Ross

Eric Steele ventures into narrative filmmaking with a lacklustre adaptation of David Bezmozgis’ queer coming-of-age story.

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Why I love Ellen Burstyn’s performance in The Last Picture Show

By Rafa Sales Ross

She inhabits the role of the frustrated housewife in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 drama with apparent effortlessness.

The Last Duel

By Rafa Sales Ross

Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer star in Ridley Scott’s blunt-edged tale of masculinity and betrayal in the 14th century.

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The Last Duel – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Appealing turns from Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer can’t save Ridley Scott’s bloated historical epic.

Wildland

By Rafa Sales Ross

Sidse Babett Knudsen excels in this claustrophobic crime drama from first-time director Jeanette Nordahl.

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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World and the dark legacy of Death in Venice

By Rafa Sales Ross

A new documentary reveals how Björn Andrésen was plagued by the title director Luchino Visconti bestowed on him.

In praise of Robert Redford’s Ordinary People

By Rafa Sales Ross

Redford’s directorial debut holds its ground as one of cinema’s most moving explorations of loss and guilt.

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