This year’s submission to the Oscars by Germany is a thought-provoking film that sends prickles of discomfort up and down your spine as you recognize yourself, others and society in general at this progressive middle school.
“Memory,” a searingly incisive film about loss and love, tears at you from many directions, some unexpected. Initially, the impression is given that the story is about connection, and it is but not necessarily in ways you think.
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We all have reasons why we’ll see a film sight unseen and one of mine is Isabelle Huppert. She makes even mediocre movies (and she’s been in a few) watchable. So what a thrill when she’s in a good one, and a comedy to boot,
Mariette’s date from hell, as if the first one wasn’t enough, was with someone she calls “psycho date” played by a demonically serious Peter MacNicol as he describes how he disposed of a body off the Long Beach Pier. “Do you want dessert?” It’s tough
“All of Us Strangers,” an enigma of a movie directed and written by Andrew Haigh based on “Strangers,” a novel by Taichi Yamada, will leave you off balance from its quiet, almost tedious start to its ending that may be only a beginning. Sound complicated?
Jonathan Glazer’s new film, loosely based on the Martin Amis novel of the same name, more closely hews to the imagined reality of the actual individuals who inhabited “the zone of interest,” the 40 square kilometer area surrounding the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.