DamiÃ¡n SzifrÃ³n, Student of ’70s Cinema
September 16, 2014
Wild Tales, the excellent new film from 39-year-old Argentine director Damián Szifrón, premiered to a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Its reception at the Toronto International Film Festival last week was similarly enthusiastic.
Abel Ferrara’s Teacher
September 12, 2014
Although less violent and sadistic than King of New York (1990) or Bad Lieutenant (1992), Pasolini is very much a Ferrara endeavor.
Lone Scherfig’s Animal House
September 8, 2014
After two decades of writing and directing, there’s still something vibrant and youthful about Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig. Her affinity for cinema has yet to subside, and it shows with The Riot Club—a raucous film revolving around a group of affluent college students who take part in the titular club.