Foreign

Parallel Mothers

Yet another Almodovar entry you need to see the believe. Pedro Almodovar has really proven himself to be a tremendous Spanish filmmaker-one who tells characters in their most dramatic moments and leading the right actors, who all provide as much… Read More ›

Belle

This ain’t your ordinary Beauty and the Beast tale. “Belle” is a Japanese anime feature that plays like a “Matrix” version of “Beauty and the Beast.” The virtual reality world is known as “U,” which allows users to be anyone… Read More ›

A Hero

Asghar Farhadi’s latest entry knows the stakes about debts and honesty. Seeing how the character Rahim (Amir Jadidi) can barely get his story straight and wanting to do the right thing is a challenging aspect. “A Hero” is an Iranian… Read More ›

The Hand of God

Newcomer Filippo Scotti carries Paolo Sorrentino’s next movie. I’m told Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” is a personal film for this acclaimed Italian filmmaker and based in the story on his own childhood experiences. That’s twice this fall I’ve… Read More ›

Flee

An gloriously animated doc about a refuge with a hard childhood. We meet Amin, a refugee from Kabul, Afghanistan, who is interviewed about his life. He talks about family, politics, and his homosexuality. His moderator-writer/director Jonas Poher Rasmussen-has him lying… Read More ›

Drive My Car

A movie so sexy, dramatic, gripping, and original, it’s impossible to resist. “Drive My Car” opens with the screenplay writer wife Oto (Reika Kirishima) telling her stage director husband Yusuke Lafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) a script idea about a teenage girl,… Read More ›

Titane

A girl goes from brat to killer in this WTF French import. “Titane,” the French film that made writer/director Julia Duccourna (“Raw”) the second female director to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, is a bizarre and… Read More ›

I’m Your Man

The qualities and difficulties of a dreamy German robot with a British accent. If you’ve hated the false advertising of “Bicentennial Man” with Robin William or Garry Shandling’s motorized appendage in “What Planet Are You From,” then “I’m Your Man”… Read More ›

Mandibles

If you don’t swat this fly, you’ll get a real kick out of it. Mandibles” is a French comedy that’s obviously inspired by The Farrelly Brothers. One of the elements from those comedy geniuses is how animals are used for… Read More ›

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