Beneath the taut suspense of the political and religious machinations for control in Tarik Saleh’s Cairo Conspiracy emerges a stream of ideas.
The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan lacks the literary poetry and grace of Dumas’ sprawling novel, but Martin Bourboulon’s iteration honours its spirit.
Director Rebecca Zlotowski talks with PopMatters about her most autobiographical film to date, Other People’s Children, which has a “whiff” of Claude Sautet about it.
Mia Hansen-Løve’s tender Parisian drama One Fine Morning reflects on our sentimental nature and how we attach meaning and connection to the physical.
Ben Affleck’s likeable and engaging Air walks a fine line between success and defeat. It’s a fitting culmination of the director’s exploration of drama and its sub-genres.
Presented in a square frame with rounded edges, with audio-visual majesty, and silent narrative confidence, Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason’s drama Godland is a seminal experience.
Brandon Cronenberg’s horror film Infinity Pool lets the intriguing concept of body doubles married to themes of crime and punishment and the class system, go to waste.
French-American composer, painter, and film director Pierre Földes talks about his unbridled animated adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s stories, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.
While societies are technologically advancing, Sophie Barthes’ sci-fi comedy The POD Generation offers a cautionary tale about how, spiritually, culturally, and economically we’re “standing still – or moving backwards.”
Director Sharon ‘Rocky’ Roggio discusses her documentary, 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture, and how the Bible has been weaponised against the LGBTQIA+ community.