Film Review: The Untamed

★★★★☆ While Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu are busy across the border in Hollywood, Amat Escalante has taken up the reins as his country’s controversial festival darling. He is, in effect, the bad boy of contemporary Mexican cinema.Since his emergence in 2005, when he presented Sangre Continue Reading

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Film Review: Quest

★★★★☆ Quest director Jonathan Olshefski spent nine years befriending and filming the Raineys, beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, and ending with the ascendancy of Trump; inauspicious bookends marking a tumultuous decade.The finished documentary is a meditative study in the everyday realities of poverty, gun crime, and racism, Continue Reading