Within the first 10 minutes, you feel you are safely in the hands of a master.
A gorgeously drawn, beautifully scored, and, as is wont with most erotic Japanese anime, disturbing film,
Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a candy coated, neon drenched homage to classic 1980’s psychodramas, and a loud, pretentious mess.
This is actually a romantic farce masquerading as a horror/comedy, with a light and dry touch.
Director Jeppe Ronde uses a real-life event as the basis for a haunting, ethereal film, a sort of inverted Rebel Without a Cause. These teens don’t lash out so much as cave in.
In this roundup: the powerful, timely National Bird; Memories of a Penitent Heart, an intimate family portrait and a mystery; Sam Neill as a crusty old codger; and the charming, low-key Don't Think Twice.
All of the films seen in this round of Tribeca screenings are worthwhile, and the best is, frankly, excellent, including the gorgeous The Ride and the funny and poignant The Charro of Toluquilla
Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier reminds one of a young Steven Spielberg. Not the family-friendly Spielberg but the mean, young, hungry Spielberg who had a taste for genre filmmaking.
This is a perfect film for smart, preteen kids (as well as adults) and a welcome relief from the YA dystopian merry-go-round that Hollywood finds itself in.