Maren Ade’s debut comedy Toni Erdmann proves the Germans can be both harmless and funny in their own awkward and (partly) alienating way.
Tag: Foreign Films
The Alliance Française French Film Festival hits Australian shores beginning on 7 March and running through to 23 April across all major cities.
The Age of Shadows is both fun and depressing; a mixed-genre film that dramatises a tale of South Korea’s darkest times and is everything it sets out to be.
Our Father is an entertaining, but somewhat trite crime film that reveals what can happen when a morally resolute individual gets in over their head.
Flight Crew is a Russian disaster film that has you thinking you’ve seen this all before – until the final act, leaving you pleasantly satisfied in the end.
A Paul Verhoeven film, like any other hardcore drug, hits with unforgiving force and leaves in quite an unexpected puddle. It’s the unsafe chemical hit you had no idea you needed.
The latest Japanese Anime from director Makoto Shinkai receives a limited theatrical run across Australia and New Zealand from November 24.
The last few years of horror has produced some noteworthy titles including It Follows, The Babadook, Don’t Breath and various other independent films that will be shown for generations to come. Unfortunately Queen of Spades falls into the direct-to-DVD category and will most likely stay put.
Dark Diamond is a low budget, rough-around-the-edges crime thriller set in Antwerp, Belgium, that slowly builds tension and leads into a messy climax, showing that a decent story can overcome the typical Hollywood churn-out and special effects.
Daniel Burman’s The Tenth Man is a heartfelt comedy set within a lively, old Jewish neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, known as the Once district. Burman’s script is both tight and witty, and when paired with the raw and gritty shots of chaotic city streets and local merchants, the film is given a distinct and captivating documentary feel.
Check out the fantastic trailer for The Age of Shadows, by the acclaimed director of A Bittersweet Life and I Saw the Devil, Jee-woon Kim.
While a police squad are responding to a distress call in a backwater town in Turkey, they inadvertently stumble into Hell, where they bear witness to a Black Mass and a lot of other really nasty business.
The Handmaiden is the latest film from Korean auteur Park Chan-wook and the great man doesn’t disappoint in what is his most grandiose effort yet.