Much like tasting premium wine, taking a stroll through a botanical garden on a sunny afternoon or savoring a serving of very fine chocolate, Vicky Cristina Barcelona delivers a delightful and highly sensual experience likely to stay with its audience long after the credits have finished rolling.
Love Exposure is epic in every sense of the word: it is at once a powerful meditation on religion, an allegorical commentary on sexuality in the modern world, a highly entertaining commercial production and an odyssey of sorts into Tokyo’s bizarre Akihabara subculture. While some may love it and others hate it, this film will leave no one indifferent.
Coming back from a screening of the Russian anime co-production with Japan’s Studio 4°C First Squad at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, it is certainly not easy to settle on a final verdict for Yoshiharu Ashino’s new production.
Just when you thought the international film circuit may potentially be running out of steam, from Estonia comes Ilmar Raag’s bold new film Klass, an up-close-and-personal examination of honor, cruelty and humanity in general.
One of the year’s more anticipated horror releases, J.T. Petty’s The Burrowers starts out promisingly in 1879 with mysterious killings of white settlers in the Dakota Territories set against the under-explored backdrop of the Old West.
With its exotic setting, lush jungle cinematography and moody soundtrack, Vinyan, the long-awaited new horror film from Belgian director Fabrice du Welz, has all the makings of a genre-changing production.