Eric A. Gordon: Bacurau is part sci-fi, part horror, part Wild West, part hallucinatory “magical realism”, and part historical anthropological mockumentary about Brazil’s Northeast interior, a vast semi-arid land called the sertão.
Ed Rampell: The Hunt’s premise is that liberal elitists kidnap, track down and kill (often rather horrifically) “deplorables” – people they presume to be voters for Trump, who the snobby upper crust predators call “our ratfucker-in-chief.”
Eric Mann: Sorry We Missed You is a powerful exposure of two interrelated evils—capitalism’s fraudulent reclassification of its workers as independent contractors and its organization of millions of frenzied worker bees driving all over the cities
Ed Rampell: The 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards’ star-studded ceremony took place under the big top on the beach at Santa Monica.
Ed Rampell: While the 97-minute-long Whistlers’ Romanian characters may very well be searching for something (and/ or someone), the celluloid genre Porumboiu is most emulating isn’t the Western, but rather Film Noir.