Living Bad switches perspectives by taking the background characters of its sister film Bad Living and introducing them as the main characters.
Bad Living is a bleak family portrait framed in loneliness and despair, where a family of women find themselves in complete isolation yet constantly drawn to each other’s misery in the vast hotel they run.
Calvaire is so beautifully shot that it is difficult to look away even in its most horrific scenes, but the movie could’ve used more emotion in its storytelling.
Abel Ferrara’s Padre Pio compensates for its underwhelming character study with politically charged storylines.
The Menu is an entertaining horror satire with a marvelous ensemble cast but fails to deliver a slightly interesting punch line.
Three Thousand Years Of Longing offers a visually appealing mosaic of fantasy tales and quickly gets comfortable in its absurdity.
Good Madam ’s disorienting narrative works way better when it’s grounded in reality, keeping weird horror elements in the background.
Clara Sola knows how to blend its grounded mysticism into a story filled with magical realism, but the movie often goes off the rails when it dismisses its heart-rending sensorial appeal.
In times where TV status is losing its meaning, Twin Peaks: The Return still represents a challenging rupture in conventional storytelling.
There’s a stylish film lost somewhere within Dark Glasses, the return of Dario Argento to directing after 10 years, but the inconsistent narrative choices often get in the way.