Reviews of upcoming films with one-night-only screenings, commercial theatrical runs, or recently released on home video.
In The Day After, South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo employs stylish monochromatic photography and an intoxicating variety of artful techniques to tell a self-reflexive, modern moral tale with shades of gray. […]
In Beauty and the Dogs, Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania employs innovative cinematic techniques to tell a vital and uncompromising tale of female empowerment, but an overall lack of subtlety detracts from the bite of her film. […]
Emily Caulfield reviews Faces Places from legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and photo-muralist JR, which kicks off the Spring 2018 schedule at UW Cinematheque. The film assembles a quilt-like portrait of France-at-large by piecing together the small stories of everyday life. […]
The addition of five live-action Batman films between 1989 and 2005 to the Netflix catalog provided Taylor Cherry an opportunity to revisit and reevaluate Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) starring Michael Keaton under the cowl. […]
Erik Oliver discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Luc Besson’s comic book adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and concludes that Besson’s cool sci-fi canvas outclasses his uncool approach to storytelling. […]