Sandwiched between a rough start and too tidy of an ending, Carlos López Estrada’s latest finds love in its large ensemble.
Beniamino Barrese’s new doc is an intriguing dichotomy that lacks enough self-awareness and comprehension of its themes.
The third entry in the irreverent buddy-cop series looks at old versus new without coming to any real conclusion or purpose.
New films by Julie Taymor, Dee Rees, and Justin Simien mix with fascinating new docs and debut features in our list of Sundance 2020 must-sees.
Ladj Ly’s feature debut mines neorealism to solid effect, but its contrivances prevent it from making a fully-realized social comment.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s legal drama has its moments of impact and an impressive cast, but it’s far too lopsided to stick the landing.
Karim Aïnouz’s latest is an ambitious adaptation of two women separated by the patriarchy and the loneliness of family.
Terrence Malick’s three-hour opus examines the links between the theological, the empirical, and the absurdist in his best film in almost a decade.
From Ad Astra to Us, we celebrate the cream of the cinematic crop in 2019.
The Safdie brothers continue their streak of blending pastiche with mind-cracking abandon while Adam Sandler gives it his all.
Jay Roach’s retelling of the Fox News harassment scandal has sufficient momentum and typically strong performances to largely overcome its undercooked politics.
Peter Strickland’s frigid, Freudian fever dream looks at fetishism and consumerism with a killer sense of style.
Tom Harper’s ascent to the stratosphere has moments of tension, but they’re undercut by a choppy narrative and a shallow approach to its true story.
Trey Edward Shults trots out every filmmaking trick in the book to spruce up an overly-novelistic family drama.
Shia LaBeouf puts elements of his own life into a tender script that struggles from detached direction.
Seahorse, The First Rainbow Coalition, and debut feature The Vast of Night highlight our last day of CIFF capsule reviews.
Our penultimate CIFF dispatch breaks down Rian Johnson’s star-studded caper Knives Out, the Georgian queer drama And Then We Danced…, and more.
The Painted Bird, Just 6.5, Francois Ozon’s By the Grace of God, and the documentary The Hypnotist dominate today’s CIFF coverage.