Venus may be messy and narratively faulty, but director Jaume Balagueró delivers some high-octane and blood-drenched fun with a badass performance by Ester Expósito.
Artistically distinctive and narratively lacking, Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild is a box crammed with toys – fun and entertaining, yet you’d wish it explored its themes more.
With an excellent cast and a brilliant screenplay, Sarah Polley’s chamber piece, Women Talking, is an essential testament to the filmmaker’s storytelling verve.
Although it lacks thematic heft, The Wonder is elevated by Ari Wegner’s cinematography and strong performances by Pugh and Kila Lord Cassidy.
The Golden Lion-winning All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a ravishing documentary that has Laura Poitras delivering her most fascinating and emotional work.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest feature, Broker, is ultimately a disappointment. It primarily falters because of its lack of characterization and unbelievability.
Decision to Leave has Park Chan-wook operating in his most narratively restrained manner yet delivering an impressive feature I could call some of his best work to date.
Moonage Daydream is a kaleidoscopic and unique venture that radiantly and stylistically explores the magisterial talents of one of the best artists ever to grace the stage.
Saim Sadiq’s feature-length directorial debut, Joyland, is a fearless, elegant, and humanistically poignant portrait of repressed desires and gender roles.
Maryam Touzani’s delicate and intimate directorial approach to The Blue Caftan helps it alluringly explore the juxtapositions between the loss of tradition and repressed desires.