Reviews

'Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk': Film Review
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:04:01 +0000

Eric Stoltz adapts Tony DuShane's autobiographical 'Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk,' about a teen trying to be a good Jehovah's Witness.

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'Madeline’s Madeline': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:49:45 +0000

Molly Parker and Miranda July play the teacher and mother of a fragile acting student in indie filmmaker Josephine Decker’s expressionistic third feature, 'Madeline's Madeline.'

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'7 Days in Entebbe': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike play German radicals in Jose Padilha's thriller '7 Days in Entebbe,' about the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages from a hijacked Air France flight diverted to Uganda.

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'The Housemaid': Film Review
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:46:33 +0000

A young housemaid enters into an ill-fated affair with her employer in 'The Housemaid,' Derek Nguyen's horror film set in 1953 French Indochina.

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'Boys Cry' ('La terra dell'abbastanza'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:07:20 +0000

Italian twins Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo wrote and directed 'Boys Cry,' which stars Andrea Carpenzano and Matteo Olivetti as best friends who get drawn into the Roman underworld.

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'3 Days in Quiberon' ('3 Tage in Quiberon'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:09:45 +0000

Director Emily Atef's Berlin competition contender '3 Days in Quiberon' revisits the autumn years of doomed Austrian screen star Romy Schneider.

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'Game Girls': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

Documentary filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska ('Songs from the Nickel') premiered her second feature, 'Game Girls,' in the Panorama Doumente section of Berlin.

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'U-July 22' ('Utoya 22. Juli'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:06 +0000

One of Norway's most esteemed directors, Erik Poppe, tackles the 2011 terrorist attack on Utoya Island from the point of view of the victims in this harrowing Berlin competition title.

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'Genesis' ('Genezis'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:26:05 +0000

'Genesis,' Hungarian director Arpad Bogdan's second feature after 'A Happy Life,' premiered in the Panorama Special section in Berlin.

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'The Real Estate' ('Toppen av ingenting'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Swedish co-directors Axel Petersen and Mans Mansson pop the Stockholm housing bubble in 'The Real Estate,' a grotesque black comedy about a cash cow that becomes a white elephant.

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'Die Tomorrow': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit ('36,' 'Heart Attack') unveiled his latest feature, 'Die Tomorrow,' in Berlinale’s Forum section.

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'In the Realm of Perfection' ('L'Empire de la perfection'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Tennis great John McEnroe's spiky temper tantrums, as well as his fearsome serve and sneaky backhand, get detailed scrutiny in the quirky cine sportif essay, 'In the Realm of Perfection.'

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'A Paris Education' ('Mes Provinciales'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Director Jean Paul Civeyrac's new feature, 'A Paris Education,' about a young French film student, premiered in Berlin's Panorama section.

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'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:33:04 +0000

A young girl is torn between her good mom Valeria Golino and bad birth mother Alba Rohrwacher in Laura Bispuri’s drama, 'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia.')

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'The Prayer' ('La Priere'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

French director Cedric Kahn (‘Red Lights’) chronicles one young drug addict’s difficult path to recovery in the Berlin Competition entry 'The Prayer.'

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