In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see comes out on top. In a tweak of the format, this versus match is between three pictures: Joe Dante’s The Hole (2009), Nick Hamm’s The Hole (2001) and Tsai Ming-liang’s The Hole (1998).
In our Four Films series we pick a theme and examine four different kinds of films on that theme. This week, time loops – stories in which people (or someone) continuously relive the same events.
Two Romeos do battle over one Juliet (or perhaps we should say Julieta) in Paula Ortiz’s doomed romantic tale based on Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy Blood Wedding.
Despite wielding a strong cast which includes Lena Headey, Mark Strong and Penélope Cruz, this Spanish-British fantasy romantic comedy from first time director María Ripoll is severely lacking in wit and romance.
In Spotlight, we shine a light on upcoming, underappreciated or obscure filmmakers by examining three pieces in their filmography. This week, we explore the films of German director Christian Petzold.
Juno’s Ellen Page and Allison Janney makes for smart casting as a pseudo mother-daughter pair in Sian Heder’s remarkable debut feature about a runaway who impulsively abducts a baby from its irresponsible parent.
Taking its title from a Serge Gainsbourg song, Katell Quillévéré’s amiable if slight debut feature is a beguiling French coming-of-age drama exploring blossoming sexuality and Catholic guilt.
It’d be easy to mistake Death is a Caress as a generic film noir from its opening scenes, but this Norwegian romantic crime drama from Edith Carlmar is far more deceptive and unconventional than it initially appears.