Shot vérité style (improvisation and observation-focused) over the course of five years, Murimi opts for short, understated shots of daily life imbued with the intimacy of a home movie.
In “The Boys in the Band,” seven gay friends throw a boozy birthday party, where a party game reveals the deep anxieties and hardships they have faced on account of their sexualities.
“I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”(2020) takes the simple story of meeting-the-parents and makes everything go odd.
Since its release in 2010, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” has developed into a cornerstone of the public perception of entrepreneurship and a unique look into the founding of Facebook.
“In the Mood for Love,” popularly considered Wong’s magnum opus, details the emotional subtleties and private revelations of the connection between secretary Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) and journalist Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai).
While “Beginning” hardly treads new thematic ground, it is remarkable in how it conveys them; by leaving the camera as a stubbornly static participant, "Beginning" matches the entrapment of its central character with the entrapment of what viewers see on screen.
“The Truffle Hunters” is a film about how elite sellers have managed to prop up a multi-million dollar industry that sells exclusively to the world’s crème de la crème by exploiting small town elderly truffle hunters in the Northern Italian countryside.
With Laura Dern’s multifaceted performance at its forefront, “Smooth Talk” is a realistic portrait of family dynamics and a compelling look at the expectations imposed upon teenage girls as they come of age.
In his latest film, the documentary “Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue,” famed Chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke (“Still Life” and “Ash is Purest White”) stitches together multiple accounts of the transformation of day-to-day life in the face of the Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976.
Instead, acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo (credited here with the Herculean task of serving as writer, director, producer, editor, and composer) creates a film that, while far from a clear read, uses well composed cinematography and earnest character conversations to push multiple thematic interpretations.
Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7" portrays the violence of the protest that occurred in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the court proceedings of those accused of inciting it.
While the “The Devil All the Time” brims with talent, from mastered southern drawls to chilling sociopathic expressions, the unsympathetic characters and disjointed plot cripple the film’s potential to offer anything more than a long sequence of gratuitous violence and melodrama.