Friday’s CIFF Dispatch talks up Harlem doc The Apollo, dark fairy tale Adoration, Guatemalan drama Our Mothers, and Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age story Hala.
At CIFF, we take a look at religious drama Maternal, episodic romantic dramedy Babyteeth, German potboiler Lara, and historical queer horror Carmilla.
Today’s CIFF dispatch includes family drama The Truth, death-row issue film Clemency, Guatemalan queer drama Tremors, and the gonzo Twentieth Century.
Amazon’s star-studded anthology series is so gentle, pleasant and inoffensive it ceases to resemble actual relationships.
Timothy Greenberg’s leaden, frustrating series is too lackadaisical to explore its clone-centric premise. Living with Yourself is the […]
Our first dispatch of the Chicago International Film Festival highlights Polish drama Sole, 3D dance doc Cunningham, and the experiential Fire Will Come.
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe crash upon the ramparts of Robert Eggers’ disquieting followup to The Witch.
We look back on Martin Scorsese’s 1980 boxing drama, and how Joe Pesci became one of the most pivotal players in the filmmaker’s stable.
Vince Gilligan returns to the fate of Jesse Pinkman in a thrilling, meditative neo-Western epilogue made strictly for Breaking Bad devotees.
A shockingly-timely Succession lets all manner of narrative chickens come to roost.
Romania’s Corneliu Pourumbiou bogs down excellent production design in droopy, exposition-heavy noir trappings.
Todd Phillips’ seedy, 3edgy5me imagining of the Clown Prince of Crime is as artfully made as it is disturbingly retrograde.
A trip to Logan’s childhood home threatens to fracture the family even further, as Rhea continues to squeeze her way into the Roy’s inner circle.
Nadav Lapid’s latest film loads its narrative with impactful stories about masculinity, language, and nationality.
Pedro Almodóvar graces us with a shaggy but rewarding portrait of a middle-aged director wrestling with his demons, with an arresting turn by Banderas.
Daniel Scheinert scales back from his usual absurdist work for an ambitious medley of tones that doesn’t quite land.
Martin Scorsese returns with another long, sumptuous opus, whose crackling performances and scintillating script are held up by some wonky de-aging tech and a leaden runtime.
The director of the trans-centric drama sits down to talk about indie filmmaking, the struggles of trans POC, and more.