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»A provocative and polarizing mosaic of images, composed from a manifest, anarchic desire for style by a young rebel from the Berlin ...
RP Kahl | GER 2011
»Filming a truly immersive and dimensional adaptation of a Kerouac novel remains an ongoing challenge for any filmmaker, but Polish’s film comes ...
Michael Polish | USA 2013
»A short, sharp burst of concentrated character-based storytelling that builds considerable emotional intensity.« ...
Hannah Fidell | USA 2013
»Nikola Rakocevic is hypnotic in the almost dialogue-free role, conveying a wild magnetism of his eyes as reality slips away in favour of the ...
Dušan Milić | SRB 2014
One spectacular night. Shot in a single spectacular shot. A clock on the wall of a hipster's wine bar reads 10:00 pm – and a night out on the town ...
Michal Samir | CZ 2014
»Rarely has a performer striven so concertedly to shed any trace of his/her comedy roots as Sarah Silverman does over the course of 'I Smile Back'« ...
I Smile Back
Adam Salky | USA 2015
»Hawkes has been a must-see since Winter's Bone, and may well prove a worthy descendant of Philip Marlowe.« ...
Dennis Hauck | USA 2015
»The balancing act between the grand world stage and the Luxembourgish province is highly amusing. One sees Asselborn napping on the domestic sofa ...
Pasha Rafiy | LUX 2016
»Promising and uncompromising in roughly equal measure… there’s more than enough cinematic chutzpah on display here, to confirm the Floridian ...
Are We Not Cats
Xander Robin | USA 2016
»A wild comedy that's hard to classify, sitting somewhere between romantic comedy and absurd theater. A hybrid creation that comes from the heart. ...
Barnaby Metschurat & Lavina Wilson | GER 2016
»Mixing animation, film and verbatim accounts, this bold memorial of the first school massacre in Texas in 1966 is compelling and terribly sad.«
Keith Maitland | USA 2016
»A Highlight...a hard, uncomfortably realistic, gritty punk film with pitch-black humorous undertones.« ...
Jérôme Vandewattyne | BEL 2017
»Familiye' tells its story in gripping black-and-white visuals, unfolding a narrative force rarely seen in German cinema.« ...
Sedat Kirtan & Kubilay Sarikaya | GER 2017
In her directorial debut, Sabine Timoteo tears down all walls and limitations known to classic narrative cinema. Like in Herk Harvey's underground ...
Don't Tell Me You Can't Sing
Sabine Timoteo | SUI 2017
»A work of admirable journalistic seriousness, one that goes about its business with a clear-eyed precision.« ...
King of Beasts
Tomer Almagor & Nadav Harel | USA 2018
»The film’s entirely successful in bringing to light the unique and often misunderstood talent of one of cinema’s most infamous and enigmatic ...
Kuba Mikurda | EST /POL 2018
»If Wes Anderson adapted a German comic book about a Wild West town filled with talking animals and then cast amateur actors — many of them recent ...
Patrick Merz & Henning Wötzel-Herber | GER 2019
»Blurring the line between good intentions and selfishness, The Long Walk is a chilling and wholly original exploration of destructive human ...
The Long Walk
Mattie Do | LAO 2019
»One can tell that Eshtehardi is also a musician and novelist, as the film is artistic and quasi-theatrical in its craft, offering an aesthetic ...
Pouya Eshtehardi | IRN 2020
»As hard as 'The Longest Night' is to endure, it is even harder to forget. A small masterpiece.«
The Longest Night
Moroco Colman | ARG 2020
»If one is looking for a modern film noir, then rest assured, the search is over.« ...
Guy Longstreet | USA 2020
The mysterious virus »Exit 884« has decimated the human population, sparing only the lives of homosexual men, for reasons unknown to science. ...
Dominik Krawiecki & Patrycja Płanik | POL 2021
The paths of two opposites cross and transform the trajectory of each others’ destinies in this wickedly subversive delightful debut. Ben is a shy, ...
A Glimpse Of Happiness
Raffaël Enault | FRA 2021
»Mr. Holland’s Opus meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.« ...
Paul Spurrier | THA 2021
»A feature film debut from Sophie Linnenbaum, this German science fiction film is a delightfully bizarre embrace of cinematic conventions.« ...
Sophie Linnenbaum | GER 2022