Nils Gollersrud

Nils Gollersrud

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Little Fish: Memories Are All We Have (Review)

A film created before COVID, Little Fish ’s story of a sudden pandemic shares a relevant and strangely cathartic perspective on reckoning with memory and loss.

Speaking Parts: Life Mediated Through Screens (Review)

Speaking Parts presents a strangely absorbing story of connection and desire, interrogating our relationship with the screen image and video technology.

What to expect from Denis Villeneuve ’s Dune (Review)

Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune film will bring Frank Herbert’s novel back to the big screen next year. What can we expect from his take on the Atreides saga?

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013): The Mind-Bending Masterpiece That Never Was (Review)

Jodorowsky’s Dune chronicles the story of what could have been the most ambitious film ever made and its surprising impact on science fiction cinema.

Children of Dune (2003): The Saga of Dune is Far from Over (Review)

Children of Dune successfully adapts the Dune sequel novels with a grounded vision and a robust cast, although isn’t quite as compelling as its predecessor.

Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000): The Triumph of Story (Review)

Frank Herbert’s Dune presents a faithful adaptation of the novel with electrifying cinematography, although is thwarted by aged and unambitious visual effects.

Dune (1984): Imaginative Vision Lacks Satisfying Storytelling (Review)

David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation brings the novel to life in strange and mystical vision but fails to match its complex narrative and thematic scope.

November: The Price of Love, the Price of a Soul (Review)

November descends into the despairing snowy forests of Estonia to spin a dreamlike tale of folkloric superstition, unrequited love, and exchanges of souls.

Apples: New Memories, New Lives (AFI Fest Review)

Apples explores the experience of memory, imagining a world suffering from an amnesia outbreak in this absurd yet thoughtful debut feature from Christos Nikou.

The Intruder: A Little Too Much Is Left to the Imagination (AFI Fest Review)

The Intruder (El Prófugo) spins a beguiling web of nightmarish terror with captivating cinematic energy but denies us the pleasure of witnessing and understanding its strangest mysteries.