At times, Zombi Child successfully hovers between spooky documentary and an art house coming-of-age film.
Pauline Kael capitalized on counterculture snobbery, the pecking order of the oh-so enlightened.
The apocalyptic mayhem is glorious and certainly cathartic. Still, I have to ask: is this how women will rise up and take what’s ours? With violence?
I was blown away by how good After We Leave looks, its subtlety and plausibility and confident simplicity.
The Field is a fairly original, if slightly problematic, folk horror-tinged story.
What makes The Traitor ultimately worth watching is its epic sweep, the deft way director Marco Bellocchio and his below-the-credits team carve out the dramatic highlights of Italy’s twenty year war with the Cosa Nostra.
While The Assistant’s scenario alludes to Harvey Weinstein, the problem is systemic in the entertainment business and probably many other workplaces.
Among this group of strong animated shorts I found the French selection, Mémorable, to be the most powerful and artful.
All in all, Color Out of Space is only OK.
A critical look at this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary shorts.