Like most good horror films, “Come to Daddy” is thematically rich enough to offer more than mere spectacle.
Shot cleanly and minimalistically, “The Balloon” offers a clear-eyed look at the hidden costs of Japan’s rapid transformation from a walled-off kingdom to a capitalist wonderland.
An hour in, you’ll find yourself constructing your own improbable theories about what’s really going on.
“After Midnight” is amateurish horror, neither impressive nor offensive. At least there were no dolls or exorcisms.
An 81-minute film can only contain so much dewy-eyed tragedy before it threatens to burst at the seams. Is there such a thing as an excess of charm?
“What Did Jack Do?” is what you get from a director of limitless talent working on a very limited budget: an uncanny, unhinged, hilarious trifle. Not to be taken seriously, but not easily forgotten, either.
Newly released in 4k definition, “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” is a passionate and challenging film that defies our expectations of the “great man” biopic.
Life as a young horror fan must be tough. If you can’t convince your parents to get you in to see “Midsommar” or “Us,” you end up watching something like “Countdown”: a beige, textureless, PG-13-rated horror movie that looks like it emerged from the pages of a JCPenney clothing catalogue.
Is it possible to enjoy an infinitely stylish, infinitely original, infinitely well performed film even if it’s not clear what’s actually going on onscreen?
Mansky’s opus deserves a look from anyone even passingly curious about how the other half lives.