What draws me about CoMix Wave Films’ style is that it is an approach to art that is deliberately, intensely devoted to portraying the mundane over the extraordinary. Ugly backdrops are made beautiful by the care put into painting them.
The Mauritanian feels like an anomaly, a movie straight out of 2003 -in content and in form- that through some mysterious phenomenon materialized instead in 2021
The transformation of a proud Soviet party official from dogmatic soldier to human being, this film may be dry but not without sentiment.
Francis Lee’s followup to God’s Own Country is a moody and atmospheric -if oddly cold and passionless- period love story.
Part coming of age, part teenage romance, part period piece, part queer study, Your Name Engraved Herein excels in its atmosphere and its weaving of the personal and the political.
A movie full of love and wonder, an appeal to kindness as a response to heartache, masterful work by Chloe Zhao and Frances McDormand.
There is no escaping that this film is difficult to watch, but the writing, the editing and the performances are truly nothing short of stunning.
A tale of a family trying to find a home; a great film made of many small moments of love and heartbreak.
It is not quite the archetypical western, but one that uses the trappings of the genre to tell a story of found families.
Overwritten monologues and conflicts that ring hollow sink a movie that tried to be a sentimental one-act play.