Category Archive: Foreign

PERFECT STRANGERS (Perfetti sconosciuti) [2016]

Directed by Paolo Genovese Written by Filippo Bologna (screenplay), Paolo Costella (screenplay) Starring: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini As we move forward as a society, it is no secret that technology is… Continue reading

ELLE [2016]

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Written by: Philippe Djian (based on the novel by), David Birke (screenplay) Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling An extremely unique spin on films involving rape,… Continue reading

YOUR NAME (Kimi no na wa) [2016]

Directed by Makoto Shinkai Written by Clark Cheng (English script), Makoto Shinkai (novel) Starring: Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh, Kyle Hebert (English) A breath-taking experience to witness on the big screen, it comes as… Continue reading

UNDER THE SHADOW [2016]

Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place… Continue reading

THE DARK VALLEY (Das finstere Tal) [2014]

Directed by Andreas Prochaska Written by Martin Ambrosch (screenplay), Andreas Prochaska (screenplay), Thomas Willmann (novel) Starring: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer This Austrian film played last year at a German film festival,… Continue reading

BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF [1963]

When I first watched this film, I did not follow and was lost. It seemed like a disjointed mess that made no narrative sense, culminating in the ending, which I had to rewind… Continue reading

LOVE [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Gaspar Noé Written by Gaspar Noé Starring: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin Master provocateur Gaspar Noé was sure to let the world be aware that he wasn’t… Continue reading

THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Mathieu Amalric Written by Stéphanie Cléau (screenplay), Mathieu Amalric (screenplay), Georges Simenon (novel) Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau I first saw Matthieu Amalric in Roman Polanski’s last… Continue reading

MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]

Directed by Nanni Moretti Written by Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti *This is dedicated to my beautiful mother. Happy mother’s day,… Continue reading

AFFF: THE MEASURE OF A MAN (La loi du marché) [2015]

Directed by Stéphane Brizé Written by Stéphane Brizé , Olivier Gorce Starring: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller The opening scene of this social commentary is depressingly familiar to me, as main… Continue reading