Category Archives: International

Lamb review — Ewe may be surprised

Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson | Written by Jóhannsson and Sjón | 106 min | In Cinemas  Lamb is distributed in North America by A24, the American company that's defined itself in the marketplace with stellar indies and horror films, amongst them Midsommar, Hereditary, The Lighthouse, and Ladybird. The trailer for this picture suggested it leans…Read More

#FIN2021 Review: Memoria

Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 136 min  It's been more than a decade since I've seen a film by the revered Thai filmmaker with the challenging-to-pronounce name. It was his Palme d'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a picture that is delightfully resistant to the tyranny of traditional narrative. His…Read More

Undine review — A somewhat larger mermaid

Written and Directed by Christian Petzold | 91 min | Carbon Arc Cinema Here's a genuine puzzle of a film, one that sets off as a straight ahead romantic melodrama, more the type I'd expect to see in French movies than German, but then reveals itself to be something entirely different, a fantastic parable. The…Read More