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‘Snakehead’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Shuya Chang stars alongside Sung Kang and Jade Wu as a conflicted human trafficker in documentary filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong's first narrative feature.

‘7 Prisoners’ (‘7 Prisioneiros’): Film Review | Venice 2021

Alexandre Moratto's sophomore feature follows a group of young men caught in the dangerous world of human trafficking.

‘Ennio’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore assesses the career of his late collaborator, the renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone.

‘Zalava’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

The devil literally cannot be contained in Arsalan Amiri's debut feature.

Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp in ‘Silent Night’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

What would you do at the end of the world? It’s a question that’s been the subject of so many books and films it borders on cliché. Yet, the diversity of answers it reveals and what they say…

‘Montana Story’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague play estranged siblings struggling to reconnect at the ranch where their father lays dying in Scott McGehee and David Siegel's domestic Western.

‘What Happened to the Wolf?’: Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Two desperately ill women find solace in each other's company in this drama from Myanmar made by filmmakers facing persecution in the wake of that country's February 2021 military coup.

‘Anchorage’: Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Brothers go on a drug-fueled road trip in Scott Monahan's two-hander.

‘Foxhole’: Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Jack Fessenden's sophomore feature casts the same group of actors as soldiers in three different wars.

Sigourney Weaver in ‘The Good House’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

In a comic drama also featuring Kevin Kline, the 'Alien' star plays a New England real estate agent who understands all her neighbors' problems but is deep in denial about her own.

‘Captain Volkonogov Escaped’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Russian co-directors Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov ('Intimate Parts') explore the spiritual journey of a secret policeman, played by Yuriy Borisov, who breaks ranks in Soviet-era Leningrad.

‘Uppercut’ (‘Leberhaken’): Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Luise Grossmann stars as a promising young pugilist who tries to persuade Hardy Daniel Krueger's seasoned trainer to take her on as a pupil in Torsten Ruether's debut feature.