Monthly Archive: January, 2020

BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO) [2018]

The genre staple of establishing drug connections, drug deals going sideways and often ending ending in violence with money owed to the wrong people, has been well explored and is an arguably worn… Continue reading

ATLANTICS [2019]

  Mati Diop uses her first short, a documentary of the same name, as thematic inspiration for her first full length feature. Diop opts to write a fictional story that sits parallel to… Continue reading

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (DA XIANG XI DI ER ZUO) [2019]

With a debut film that clocks in at 3 hours and 40 minutes, it is safe to say that Hu Bo was confident in his vision: a focused and calculated piece that creates… Continue reading

PAIN AND GLORYU (Dolor y gloria) [2019]

Pain and Glory is more than the title of Pedro Almodóvar’s 2019 film, and more than a simple dichotomy; it is a consistent motif that in the film and is probably the most… Continue reading

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (DI QIU ZUI HOU DE YE WAN) [2018]

Ghosts and fractured memories roam freely in this sprawling, two-part saga that tugs on the strings of time itself. We follow Hongwu Luo, a quiet, unassuming man who is looking for a lost… Continue reading

THE TWO POPES [2019]

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. This story may revolve around Catholicism and its traditions and beliefs, but the film transcends this framework and, incredibly, manages to avoid any political bias.… Continue reading

IN FABRIC [2018]

There are several strands that make up  In Fabric, some making perfect sense, others incredibly disturbing –  the film uses nightmare logic, where the opposite of what makes sense is exactly what happens.… Continue reading