Robin Menchen: The 2015 French-Danish animation, directed by Rémi Chayé, features a brave high-born Russian girl Sasha who flaunts society’s expectations for a girl of nobility, or for any girl in fact, setting off to find her grandfather and his ship lost at the North Pole.
Bill Meyer: The Journey is an imagined dialog when Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness and staunch British loyalist Rev. Ian Paisley ended up in a car traveling to Paisley’s anniversary party.
Robin Menken: Norris establishes a tense atmosphere as his camera’s prowls the mostly working class neighborhood in Ipswitch, establishing characters as the initial TV announcements of the discovery of a corpse begin to morph into free verse recitative.
Ed Rampell: Chan-wook’s film combining crime with eroticism and decadence is largely set in 1930s’ colonial Korea during the Japanese occupation.
Georgianne Nienaber: Fate has intervened to have this film debut at the exact moment in time when The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is doing all that it can through prayer and legal maneuvering to stop this flow of oil from the Bakken and possibly the tar sands of Canada through their sacred lands.