Trenque Lauquen 2022
"Trenque Lauquen continues and, in many ways, elaborates on the ascendancy of the Argentine production company El Pampero Cine as one of the greatest forces in cinema today."
Rewind and Play 2022
"The pre-title sequence of Alain Gomis’s revelatory archival documentary Rewind & Play is, fittingly, a series of shots that will be recapitulated later in the slender 65-minute running time: Thelonious Monk sweating under the hot lights of a television studio in 1969 while his interviewer blathers on."
Avatar: The Way of Water 2022
There are not thirty-six ways of showing a Na’vi getting on a flying eel-fish thing, but it’s cool every single time.
Jojo Rabbit 2019
Let's leave aside the extravagant vanity and stupidity of this, a project that seems as much an excuse for Waititi to clown around in Führer cosplay as to indulge his worst and most juvenile tendencies: the twee coming-of-age story, the playful mocking that ultimately coalesces into love. Let's even excuse the utterly incoherent at best, downright fascistic approach to Nazism, which doesn't so much dismantle the very real and very dangerous ideology as it presents it baldly and plainly, hoping…