Film Reviews

Film Review: ‘Alone in Berlin’

(X-Filme Creative Pool)
(X-Filme Creative Pool)

German novelist Hans Fallada had a complicated relationship with the National Socialists. He survived to watch the regime fall, but not long enough to see...

  • A view of the atmosphere at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 14. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

    ‘Moana’ a Celebration of Traditional Culture

    If you’re looking for the next film worthy of taking the entire family to the theater, look no further than “Moana,” a warm, dazzling, and... Read more

  • Tom Sizemore and Matthew Pearson in "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage." (USS Indianapolis Productions)

    Film Review: ‘USS Indianapolis—Men of Honor’

    There have been a lot of posthumous service medals bestowed in recent years, which maybe isn’t a bad thing, but the Navy has made it... Read more

  • One of the treasures at Mes Aynak. (German Camera Productions)

    Film Review: ‘Saving Mes Aynak’

    It is an ancient Silk Road settlement dating back centuries, but it is built upon the ruins of a 5,000-year-old Bronze Age community. Its archaeological... Read more

  • Stephen Lang in "Beyond Glory." (Young Gunner Films)

    Film Review: ‘Beyond Glory’

    Almost half of all U.S. Medal of Honor honorees served during the Civil War. It has been bestowed posthumously 621 times throughout history. Currently, only... Read more

  • (Kissaki Films)

    Film Review: ‘The Eagle Huntress’

    Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a 13-year-old ethnic Kazakh nomad in northwest Mongolia, who became the sort of internet sensation every hipster aspires to be; a picture... Read more

  • Marvel's “Doctor Strange”: Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) (Film Frame/Marvel)

    Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’: Newest Marvel Movie Unlocks True Origins of Avenger Superpowers

    PG-13  |  115 min  |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  4 November 2016 (USA) A man gets sick. Medicine can’t cure him. So he goes searching... Read more

  • (Just Show Production Beijing)

    Film Review: Mark Lee Ping-Bing’s ‘Crosscurrent’

    The Yangtze is the river of rivers. It probably facilitates more commercial traffic than the Mississippi and definitely carries more ancient baggage than the Nile... Read more

  • (Itami Productions)

    Film Review: Juzo Itami’s ‘Tampopo’

    We call any old instant noodles ramen here in the West, but in Japan there are very definite rules as to what constitutes ramen and... Read more

  • 'The Worthy' (BFI London Film Festival)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘The Worthy’

    A familiar apocalyptic tale is given a new locale in which to find a fresh approach to infections and survivalist horror in Emirati director Al... Read more

  • Dev Patel and Rooney Mara star in Lion (Mark Rogers)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘Lion’

    True stories don’t come more remarkable than that of Saroo, a young Indian scamp who one night took the train with his older brother and... Read more

  • Nate Parker in 'The Birth of a Nation' (20th Century Fox)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    2016’s festival buzz piece is Nate Parker’s much hyped slavery drama. Purchased for a record breaking distribution amount at the Sundance Film Festival and lauded... Read more

  • Amy Adams as Louise Banks in Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival' (Jan Thijs/Paramount Pictures)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘Arrival’

    “Independence Day: Resurgence” aside, we’re experiencing something of a boom in science fiction cinema. There’s the matinee blockbuster fun of “Star Wars” and “Trek,” and... Read more

  • Sasha Lane in 'American Honey' (Universal)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘American Honey’

    We’re introduced to our dreamscape-wandering Star as she dumpster dives with her siblings for out-of-date food, which we learn is to sate her step father,... Read more

  • Jupiter and Europa, one of his moons, in Terrence Malick's documentary 'Voyage of Time: Life's Journey' (Wild Bunch)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey’

    On the verge of becoming a parody of himself after the naval gazing indulgence of “Knight of Cups” and “To The Wonder,” it appears that... Read more

  • Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in 'Bleed For This' (Icon)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘Bleed For This’

    Stylistically and narratively, a boxing movie needs to do something special during the early rounds in order to avoid a standing count and audience apathy... Read more

  • Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in 'A United Kingdom' (Pathe)

    2016 BFI London Film Festival Review: ‘A United Kingdom’

    With diversity at the forefront of this year’s London Film Festival, Amma Belle Asante’s sweeping historical romance seems the perfect choice for opening night film... Read more

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