Film Review: ‘Kosmos’

★★★★☆ From Reha Erdem, the celebrated director of Times and Winds (2006), comes Kosmos (2010), a confounding, yet beautiful film, which only furthers the burgeoning reputation of the Turkish film industry as a thriving breeding ground for imaginative and innovative arthouse cinema.Kosmos (Sermet Yesil) arrives in a sleepy rural village Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Red Lights’

★★★☆☆ After making an impression with his claustrophobic directorial debut Buried (2010), writer and director Rodrigo Cortés returns to cinema screens with ex-Sundance entry Red Light (2012): a psychological thriller that explores the blurry line between scientific validation and those supernatural occurrences that cannot be vindicated.Parapsychologists Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Cosmopolis’

★★★★☆ Canadian director David Cronenberg’s most recent strides in the world of film have been far less fantastically and brutally graphic than that of his earlier work such as Rabid (1977), Videodrome (1983) and The Fly (1986). Nonetheless, Cronenberg has retained a visceral quality omnipresent in a body of work Continue Reading