Xavier Giannoli’s Lost Illusions has beautiful aesthetics and fascinating performances, but its pacing and script hold it back from being a hefty dramatic epic.
Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols series biopic, Pistol, is a disappointment; it’s over-stylized and has little to no insight into the band’s short career.
The limited series remake of Irma Vep begins in rapid-fire fashion with hilarious metatextual and cognizant jokes and quips of the modern age of cinema.
The Green Perfume is North by Northwest, done without the Hitchcockian flair but with some French screwball sensibilities; sometimes stale, albeit adequately regaling.
Elena López Riera stays close to her roots with El Agua – an enchanting yet simplistic debut that entrances with its naturalistic beauty and mythological underpinnings.
Even if The Bob’s Burgers Movie feels like an extended episode of the show, the charming characters and their crackerjack wit will engage whether you are a fan or not.
Although it doesn’t have the thematic forte of his previous feature, Martin Eden, Pietro Marcello’s follow-up, Scarlet (L’envol), is a beautiful and endearing portrait of the longing for the dreams deemed impossible.
Although it has some faults and takes its time to settle in, Jonas Carpignano’s third feature, A Chiara, is a beautifully told documentary-esque story about family ties amidst the real-world stakes of crime activity.
Firestarter contains a good Zac Efron performance and a consistently engaging John Carpenter score, but this modern horror remake lacks tension, thematic pull, and directorial vision.
Ninja Thyberg’s powerful voice and Sofia Kappel’s performance carry Pleasure – a captivating and realistic no-holds-barred exposition on the porn industry.