If you ignore foreign films, you’re missing out on an integral part of the world of cinema. If you’ve never seen a foreign film, here are four to get you started.
IN MEMORIAM: 1967-2014
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
While Nebraska may seem like a step back for director Alexander Payne in terms of budget and visuals, it’s actually a brave step in the right direction for his strengths: sharp characterization and funny, bittersweet storytelling.
Everyone seems to agree: Kanye West is an egotistical jerk. But is that accurate? And how much does it really matter?
Every year I believe less and less that there’s such a thing as “The Best Film of The Year.” Award shows are fun, but they always seem to honor an excellent film that rubbed the fewest people the wrong way.
Buoyed by an excellent performance from Robert Redford in a career full of them, All is Lost is a confident, visceral film from an emerging director.
Blue is the Warmest Color will be an impossible sell for some audiences, but there’s real beauty here, and a lot more than just what you’ve heard about.
When Dumbledore left me on the doorstep, his instructional letter said to name me Chase and shield me from the spells of Dark Wizards. Or something like that. I’ve always been a little fuzzy on the details.