Anthony Bowmer

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Last Film Show: A Love Letter to Storytelling (Tribeca Review)

Last Film Show is a colorfully shot, expressive portrait of growing to love the art of filmmaking, showcasing the magic and majesty of movies.

Labyrinth of Cinema: An Ode to Filmmaking (Review)

Labyrinth of Cinema is a thoughtful and exciting rumination on the art of film, and serves as a farewell from its director, the late Nobuhiko Obayashi.

The Other Side of the Underneath: “Strength is Madness”(Femspectives Review)

The Other Side of the Underneath is anything but an easy watch, though it rewards viewers willing to enter its abrasive world of unmitigated horror and anguish.

Mother’s Milk: An Entrancing Cinematic Odyssey (SIFF Review)

Not only is Mother’s Milk a radical experiment in cinematic collaboration, it is also an invigorating and entrancing exploration of identity.

Father: It’s the 21st Century (SIFF Review)

Father is a gorgeously filmed, sensitively acted, and decidedly minimalist drama that overcomes a familiar screenplay by showcasing moments of quiet humanity.

The Legend of Hei: A Charming, Kid-Friendly Adventure (SIFF Review)

The Legend of Hei is a gorgeously animated and exciting children’s adventure film, with enough surprises and endearing moments to make it worth a watch.

Preman: Indonesian Thriller Disappoints (SIFF Review)

While Indonesian thriller Preman features compelling visuals, it unfortunately succumbs to a conventional story and unfocused tone.

Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché, Study of a Punk Legend (SXSW Review)

While Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché is a sensitive expression of one of punk’s most idiosyncratic figures, it mostly ends up feeling standard and disconnected.

The Old School of Capitalism: An Intriguing Study of Workers’ Rights (Review)

The Old School of Capitalism, from Zelimir Zilnik, offers intriguing and progressive political commentary in a gritty but unfortunately one-note narrative.

Land and Freedom: What Does it Take to Win a Revolution? (Review)

Land and Freedom is a tremendously moving, politically incisive masterwork from Ken Loach that examines the intricacies of revolutionary movements.