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New Release Review [Netflix] - AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD

A young student gets involved with an anti-fascist group. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Netflix, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


Interview - CHARLATAN Director Agnieszka Holland

The acclaimed Polish director discusses her new historical drama. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: By Benjamin Poole, Interviews, New Releases, World Cinema, The Movie Waffler


New Trailer and Poster for Polish-Irish Drama I NEVER CRY

Piotr Domalewski's drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas this summer. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Piotr Domalewski


First Trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Drama BENEDETTA, Starring Virginie Efira

Ahead of its Cannes premiere, a trailer has been released for the Dutch provoc-auteur's latest. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, World cinema, Paul Verhoeven, Cannes, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Virginie Efira


New Release Review [VOD] - CHARLATAN

The story of  infamous Czech healer Jan Mikolášek. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Digital, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Benjamin Poole, Jan Mikolášek Read


New Release Review [Curzon Home Cinema] - APPLES

A man succumbs to an epidemic of amnesia and is assigned a series of tasks to help him reintegrate into society. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Curzon Home Cinema


Under the Pavement Lies the Strand: Berliners build a feminist future

Part of the New German Cinema boom, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ 1975 film about two actors asks if theatre still has revolutionary potentialThe stage on screen: more films about theatreGrischa Huber, the magnetic German star who died this year aged 76, became a feminist icon in European cinema with one of her first features. She was an established stage performer by the time she was cast by director Helma Sanders-Brahms as a politically engaged theatre actor in the film Unter dem Pflaster ist der Stra...
Tags: Health, Europe, Film, France, Germany, Women, Theatre, Society, World news, Culture, Feminism, Stage, Abortion, World cinema, Huber, Grischa


Lucky review – spirited Ghanaian romcom captures the social media age

An idling student enlists the help of a wideboy friend in pursuit of a hot date in a comedy that veers between likable and laddishHere is a vibrant, idiosyncratic portrait of Ghanaian youth, bursting with wisecracks and a boyish restlessness. There is an amateurish shakiness to the visuals, but the film overcomes this with a lot of charm and an innate understanding of its young subjects. Related: 20 best African films – ranked! Continue reading...
Tags: Comedy, Media, Film, Africa, Social Media, World news, Culture, Digital Media, World cinema, Ghana, Romance films, Comedy films


Atlantis review – strangely upbeat exploration of war-ravaged Ukraine

Valentyn Vasyanovych’s award-winning drama casts deeply likable non-professionals – most with direct experience of the conflict with RussiaUkrainian writer-director Valentyn Vasyanovych’s drama won the top prize in the Horizons strand at the Venice film festival in 2019: in the signature style of Slavic arthouse cinema, it mostly comprises a series of long-held, static widescreen tableaux. Each scene is about the same length, and within each long, ventilator-speed shot everything seems to carry ...
Tags: Europe, Film, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Culture, World cinema, Venice, War films, Katya, Drama films, Science fiction and fantasy films, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Vasyanovych, Serghiy Andriy Rymaruk


New to Amazon Prime Video - FREE STATE

Two young South Africans from differing cultural backgrounds embark on a taboo relationship . Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Amazon, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Benjamin Poole


New Release Review [Netflix] - THE DISCIPLE

An Indian classical vocalist struggles to reach his potential. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Netflix, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Musanna Ahmed


Identifying Features review – horror and heartbreak in Mexico’s borderlands

First-time director Fernanda Valadez conjures up a vision of real evil in her story of the terrors faced by migrants into the US There is unbearable heartbreak in this migrant drama from first-time Mexican film-maker Fernanda Valadez – and also a vision of real evil. At times, it looks something like social-realist folk horror. Mercedes Hernández plays Magdalena, a middle-aged woman from Guanajuato in central Mexico whose teenage son Jesús left home three years before, with a friend, on a bus bo...
Tags: Film, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, Culture, Migration, Jesus, World cinema, Guanajuato, Magdalena, Drama films, Fernanda Valadez, Mercedes Hernandez


Labyrinth of Cinema review – cult Japanese director’s epic blitz of pop-culture hyperactivity

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s last work starts as a sentimental elegy to cinema-going’s golden age but takes us through the heart of Japanese darknessNobuhiko Ôbayashi is the Japanese film-maker who directed the cult 1977 horror Hausu, or House, and in his long and prolific career also specialised in TV ads starring American movie actors for the domestic market (satirised in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation). Just before his death last year, at the age of 82, he completed this film, his valediction to ...
Tags: Japan, Film, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, House, World cinema, War films, Hiroshima, Sofia Coppola, Onomichi, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Mario Takuro Atsuki, Shigeru Yoshihiko Hosoda, Hosuke Takahito Hosoyamada, Noriko Rei Yoshida


New Trailer and Poster for Quentin Dupieux’s DEERSKIN

Dupieux's oddity comes to UK cinemas in July. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, World cinema, Quentin Dupieux, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Dupieux


First Trailer for Leos Carax’s ANNETTE, Starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard

First look at this year's Cannes opener. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, World cinema, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Cannes, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Leos Carax


New Release Review [Curzon Home Cinema] - SPRING BLOSSOM

A disenchanted 16-year-old falls for an actor. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Curzon Home Cinema


New Trailer and Artwork for Martial Arts Epic THE SWORDSMAN

The martial arts epic comes to UK disc and digital this May. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


New Release Review [YourScreen] - SOFIA

A Moroccan girl faces serious consequences when she gives birth out of wedlock. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Sofia, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, YourScreen


Sofia review – Moroccan society through the eyes of an unwed mother

Meryem Benm’Barek’s smart debut lays bare the scandalous consequences for a Casablanca woman who finds herself single and pregnantIn Morocco, sex outside marriage is punishable by up to 12 months in prison. But when unmarried Sofia gives birth, in this debut feature from Meryem Benm’Barek, her family’s biggest fear is not her going to jail, it’s preserving their honour. The film is straightforward, a blunt social-realist drama. (Sofia goes into labour at a kitchen sink, while washing up.) Only a...
Tags: Film, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, World cinema, Inequality, Casablanca, Sofia, Ahmed Ahmed, Class issues, Drama films, Meryem Benm, Barek, Maha Alemi, Mohamed Bousbaa Like


New to MUBI - DEATH IN THE GARDEN

A rag-tag band flees the authorities following a revolt in a South American mining town. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Mubi, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Retro Reviews


New Release Review [Curzon Home CInema] - TRUE MOTHERS

An adopted child's mother demands his parents return the boy to her care. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Curzon Home Cinema


Night in Paradise review – operatic Korean display of gunfire and death

This blood-splattered gangster flick with a romantic subplot follows Tae-Gu as he hides out from his enemiesThis gleefully blood-splattered Korean gangster film with an unlikely romantic subplot looks for most of its running time like the sort of cult-friendly genre discovery one could watch and then crow over before an inevitable Hollywood remake comes out. That said, the ending is so relentlessly bleak that a faithful remake would be unlikely – while an unfaithful one with a happier conclusion...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Film, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Thrillers, World cinema, Vladivostok Russia, Park Hoon jung, Crime films, Romance films, Tae Gu, Tae Gu Eom Tae, Jae Yeon Jeon Yeo, Jae Yeon


‘Film-making? Bring it on!’: ex-stockbroker Farah Nabulsi on her Oscar nomination

The British Palestinian is up for an Oscar with her debut, filmed at a notorious Israeli flashpoint called Checkpoint 300. The London-based director talks about her shocking visits to the Middle EastFarah Nabulsi was at home in west London when she found outher film The Present had been nominated for the Oscar for best live action short. She’d persuaded her teenage sons to stay home and watch the announcement. When she heard her name, she jumped up on the table. Her eldest looked at her as if sh...
Tags: London, Film, Israel, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Oscars, World cinema, Baftas, Yasmine, Short Films, Nabulsi, Drama films, Oscars 2021, Baftas 2021, Farah Nabulsi


New Release Review [VOD] - A COMMON CRIME

A woman is racked with guilt when her refusal to help a young man leads to his murder. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


A Common Crime review – chilling ghost story with a social conscience

A career woman is haunted by a teenager she could have saved from death in this masterful political thriller from ArgentinaGuilt and the return of the repressed are behind this elegant, disquieting and impressively acted political ghost story from Argentinian film-maker Francisco Márquez. Cecilia (Elisa Carricajo) is a sociology professor and single mother of a little boy, Juan (Ciro Coien Pardo); she is very successful, though on edge about her recent application for an academic promotion. Ceci...
Tags: Film, Americas, World news, Culture, Argentina, Thrillers, World cinema, Kevin, Cecilia, Drama films, ArgentinaGuilt, Francisco Márquez Cecilia Elisa Carricajo, Juan Ciro Coien Pardo, Nebe Mecha Martinez, Nebe, Kevin Eliot Otazo Kevin


German Expressionist Classic THE HANDS OF ORLAC Coming to UK Blu-Ray - New Trailer and Artwork

The silent chiller makes its UK blu-ray debut in June. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, Horror, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


Sammo Hung’s ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND Coming to UK Blu-Ray - New Trailer and Artwork

The Kung Fu/horror crossover comes to UK blu-ray in June. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, Kung Fu, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Sammo Hung


New Release Review [VOD] - ZANA

In rural Kosovo, a woman is pressured into turning to her village's witch doctors in an attempt to treat her infertility. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Kosovo, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Benjamin Poole


New Release Review [VOD] - UNDINE

An industrial diver falls for a woman with a mysterious connection to water. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Undine, Curzon Home Cinema


New Release Review [VOD] - THE NIGHT

An Iranian couple is terrorised by supernatural forces in a desolate Los Angeles hotel. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Horror, Los Angeles, World cinema, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis