By Soma Ghosh
Sav Rodgers weaves personal and pop culture history together as he unpacks the legacy of Kevin Smith's 1997 romantic comedy.
Annie Baker's debut feature about a mother and daughter is magical and assured drama that announces the Pulitzer Prize winner as a filmmaking talent as well as a literary one.
Veteran filmmaker Agnieszka Holland offers a stirring, stark depiction of the refugee situation in Europe, as Syrians fleeing war face harrowing interrogation at the Polish-Belarusian border.
Imogen Poots shines in this angular, fragmented portrait of English rose-turned-firebrand activist Rose Dugdale from Irish filmmakers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy.
Raven Jackson's feature debut announces a striking visual talent, following the story of a young woman's life in rural Mississippi.
This fascinating and melancholy documentary sees an Iranian exile in London looking back to the stranger-than-fiction roots of his formative cinephelia.
This steamy and giddily uneven rural romance from Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet is almost saved by Laia Costa’s committed central performance.
By John Besche
Now in its eleventh year, Cape Town's Silwerskermfees aims to shine a light on the diversity and talent at the heart of the Afrikaans-speaking filmmaking community.
Reliable Belgian director Joachim Lafosse serves up more lurid scandal sheet fodder in this dismal tale of a wife and mother trying to sweep her husband’s vile transgressions under the rug.
Amiable American comedy of dented male egos in which Griffin Dunne’s recent divorcee accidentally crashes his son's bachelor party.
The latest from Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu comprises four salty slices of pandemic-era life which range from the outwardly comic to the overtly grizzly.
A deaf-mute young man swears revenge on the group that murdered his family in Moritz Mohr's bloodthirsty but tedious directorial debut.
There’s a whole lot of Chinatown in Chris Pine’s directorial debut Poolman, an Angeleno neo-noir with a script that gives Robert Towne more than fair grounds to sue for damages.
By Mark Asch
Taika Waititi is way-too eager to please with this aggressively feel-good comic fictionalisation of the lovely 2014 documentary of the same name.
In his latest documentary, the American master Frederick Wiseman observes the routines of the Troisgros family and their three fine dining restaurants in France.