More from Keith Uhlich
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick Festival Favorites
Eye-opening roles for Oscar Isaac, Penélope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch, a slightly bonkers Princess Diana biopic, and gems from Palestine, Mexico and the Philippines are among THR critics’ fall faves.
‘Zalava’: Film Review | TIFF 2021
The devil literally cannot be contained in Arsalan Amiri's debut feature.
‘On the Job: The Missing 8’: Film Review | Venice 2021
Philippine director Erik Matti's sprawling crime thriller details the political and journalistic fallout from an assassination gone awry.
‘Leave No Traces’: Film Review | Venice 2021
A real-life case of police brutality, and its soul-destroying fallout, is dramatized in Polish director Jan P. Matuszyński's feature, competing in Venice.
‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’: Film Review | Venice 2021
An off-the-grid Lebanese family is trashed (literally) by the enduring misfortunes of their homeland in Monia Akl's fiction-feature debut.
‘Socks on Fire’: Film Review | Tribeca 2020
Familial conflagration begets divine, drawly comedy in Bo McGuire's debut feature documentary about growing up queer in the Deep South, 'Socks on Fire,' a prize-winner at Tribeca.
‘So Late So Soon’: Film Review
Chicago-based artists Jackie and Don Seiden deal with numerous inevitabilities in Daniel Hymanson's bittersweet documentary portrait 'So Late So Soon.'
‘Exil’: Film Review | Sundance 2020
In Visar Morina's chilly, darkly funny character study 'Exil,' the life of an engineer unravels after a racially motivated incident.
‘Black and Blue’: Film Review
Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson star in the sometimes suspenseful, finally shallow New Orleans-set cop thriller 'Black and Blue.'
‘The Moneychanger’: Film Review | TIFF 2019
A dapper grifter turns free-flowing cash into transient gold in Uruguayan director Federico Veiroj's thin dramedy, 'The Moneychanger.'
‘Calm With Horses’: Film Review | TIFF 2019
A bruised performance by Cosmo Jarvis anchors Nick Rowland's feature debut, 'Calm With Horses,' a drama about an ex-boxer turned Irish mob enforcer.
‘Heimat Is a Space in Time’: Film Review | TIFF 2019
German filmmaker Thomas Heise delves into his family's (and country's) tortured past in the transfixing documentary 'Heimat Is a Space in Time.'