Virtual Reality experience Tulpamancer sees an AI craft an experience for you in real-time. At Venice Immersive 2023, I discovered that I’m too cynical for it.
We interview writer-director Alix Delaporte on On the Pulse (Vivants), a film set in a newsroom that’s ultimately about family and experiencing life.
We interview writer-director-star Pietro Castellitto on Enea, his Venice-premiering film about characters who “make up a war in order to feel life.”
With Evil Does Not Exist, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi delivers the ultimate revenge thriller disguised as a quiet environmental drama.
We interview writer-director Luna Carmoon and stars Saura Lightfoot Leon & Joseph Quinn on Hoard, a film about love, trauma, and motherhood.
In The Killer (Netflix), David Fincher subverts the revenge neo-noir genre with the ironic character study of a tedious, sociopathic hit man.
Sara Montpetit shines in Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, a stunning film that’s full of personality but suffers from an unfocused plot.
Roman Polanski’s Alps-set “eat-the-rich” satire The Palace spends its entire runtime setting up a grand finale that never comes.
In Luna Carmoon’s Hoard, a teenager comes to terms with the abuse and love she experienced as a child, and ultimately discovers who she is when the two things are combined.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things is an exquisitely layered ode to our inner ‘monsters’, revolving around a woman who dares to be free in a society dominated by men.