Reviews: Border (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: Border is therefore representative of the geographical line separating Tina’s native country of Sweden with its neighbors as well as the one between nature and nurture. What she’s able to become is nothing short of miraculous and yet the consequences are sinisterly profound. João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese] Excerpt: A Swedish Fantasy Drama with Plenty if Extravagancy Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish] Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi Excerpt: Sweden’s official entry to the 91st […]

Reviews: Climax (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Chris Feil @ The Film Experience Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German] Excerpt: There are unexpected moments of beauty, camaraderie, and tenderness in this visually stunning trip. For once, there is some humanity left after Noé has unleashed hell. [New] | Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: I don’t think Noé commits himself to any particular interpretation; he’s simply interested in choreographing as much misanthropic excess as possible… I’m more convinced than ever that […]

Reviews: A Private War (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: The life and work of an award-winning female war correspondent whose zeal for the truth made her into a fearless person. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: A moving and important portrait of legendary Times of London foreign correspondent Marie Colvin. We need more movies like this, about fearless, badass women this outrageously good at their vitally necessary work. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Heineman progresses through the years with purpose as far as showing Colvin’s relationship with […]

Reviews: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique Excerpt: It’s a gory zom-com – with songs. Lots of songs. More songs than zombies. Too many songs, really. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews [Romanian] Excerpt: What’s not to like about a zombie Christmas musical set in Scotland? More than you would imagine, as it turns out. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: A zombie musical comedy set at Christmas should be a can’t miss. But this one isn’t scary or funny; its characters are one-note, and the whole shebang — blah songs included — […]

Reviews: Monsters and Men (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Monsters and Men is what we used to call a “social problem film.” Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film Excerpt: Writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green makes an impressive, ambitious and thought-provoking debut. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Even with this sense of complexity, however, Monsters and Men still can’t stop itself from dipping too far into hyperbolic moments made more powerful by artifice than they ultimately prove. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: Trip(tych)ing all over itself. Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis […]

Reviews: On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Leder returns to the big screen with an effort that feels intended for the small screen. While it tells a great story…”On the Basis of Sex” feels like a Lifetime movie. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: By focusing on a tax case, On the Basis of Sex doesn’t stir the emotions as it should. The chronicle doesn’t seem vital enough for anyone other than her most ardent admirers in need of an idealized […]

Reviews: Destroyer (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: I loved every deliciously trashy and amazingly broody second of this. Kusama and Kidman are both working at the very top of their game. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: The screenplay is rooted firmly in genre clichés. Kidman gives it her all by immersing herself in the sordid surroundings. [New] | Blake Howard @ Flicks.com.au MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Nicole Kidman’s pitiless performance completely upends genre expectations in Karyn Kusama’s tense, grim crime noir. Uncompromising […]

Reviews: Stan & Ollie (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are simply astonishing in these roles, Coogan capturing Laurel’s meek, innocent befuddlement while Reilly counters with Hardy’s steam-venting exasperation and clipped diction. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: There are two good reasons to see Stan & Ollie: its stars. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Stan & Ollie follows their gradual descent, more gravitational than graceful. A career’s worth of baggage provides enough material to chew on, but this is more nostalgic remembrance about another […]

Reviews: Cam (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Excerpt: Screenwriter Isa Mazzei is a former camgirl herself and it shows in the film’s focus on the business side of proceedings, but director Daniel Goldhaber extends her work in a much stranger direction. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: This film is about Alice salvaging her identity in the face of destruction. It’s about the pitfalls of an occupation vilified by a world embarrassed with its own cravings. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie […]

Reviews: Ben Is Back (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: Drama about a mother’s determination to keep her opioid addicted son in recovery. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: It’s small in scale, essentially a two-hander between Roberts and Hedges, and they are both at the top of their game here, Roberts fierce and unrelenting in her efforts to protect her son, Hedges keeping us guessing as to his true intentions. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Peter Hedges […]