The genius of Alcarràs is that it finds ways to tell emotional and even political truths as if by coincidence, articulating with silence or in the background what other movies struggle to tell directly.
A visceral epic bursting with rage, elevated by great performances and aesthetics that mask a somewhat perfunctory aesthetic.
With so many films devoted to the different aspects of parenthood, I’d never seen one so thoughtfully, so compassionately study the emotional needs of a child.
Torn is an engrossing film that presents a unique situation and makes it relatable, if not without some moments of emotional exhibitionism.
Can I convince you to try something different? Badhaai Do (which apparently means something along the lines of “Best Wishes”) is a rare queer mainstream Bollywood film, and also a feel-good romantic comedy of errors that you can find right there on Netflix.
Prepare to be stressed out, to feel your palms getting sweaty, to see all the things that you know are going to go wrong go wrong, but do watch Boiling Point if you can find it.
Despite a somewhat inconsistent plotting, Belle is a true aesthetic and musical spectacle.
Language Lessons is fine for a lockdown movie, if you don’t care about the premise any more than it does, but I hoped for more from a movie all about learning Spanish.
Even if the story treads familiar ground, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is done well enough that it’s worth the effort if you like a good samurai film, even more so if you’re a fan of the character.
A fresh, lively character study to brighten up a serious cinematic landscape.