Veteran Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio’s epic gangster drama The Traitor takes a conventional mobster narrative, but tells it with a great deal of technical and procedural complexity.
If esteemed French filmmaker Éric Rohmer were still alive today, and he decided to make a movie about modern dude-bros, the result might look something like The Climb, which is the most European feeling American comedy in quite some time.
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, which won Un Certain Regard at Cannes earlier this year, is a vibrant, socially relevant, and richly told story of sisterhood ripped apart by men who see women as nothing more than baby making objects.
White Lie, the latest and most straightforward effort from Canadian filmmakers Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, is an emotionally devastating look at a young woman who’s learning the hard way that the deception of others is a road that could lead to ruin.
An inventive, darkly comedic, and assuredly entertaining neo-noir, Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers takes an unusual concept and weaves it into one of the most memorable and satisfying mysteries of the year.
The deeply personal, painfully honest, and subtly witty Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar and leading man Antonio Banderas delivering some of their career best work.
Black Conflux is the type of film that you’ll keep thinking about long after you’ve left the theatre.
Boasting a wide array of A-list movie stars and behind-the-scenes power players who are willing to talk about gender disparity, discrimination, and sexual harassment in Hollywood, the documentary This Changes Everything comes at a perfect time to make an impact, but if you already know how difficult it is to be a woman in a male dominated industry, director Tom Donahue’s impassioned work won’t offer up much of anything you didn’t already suspect.
As broad of a comedy and cultural lecture as you’re likely to ever see, the Italian-Canadian production Road to the Lemon Grove is packed with the sort of old country humour that some viewers will devour with vigor and others will find painful to sit through.
Brittany Runs a Marathon is a charming and thoughtfully written dramedy with a wealth of depth and heart that closes out the proper summer movie season on a strong note.