For a film to get its own page on the main 2015 links page, it must receive at least 5 link submissions from our members with few exceptions. Here is a list of all films that haven’t quite reached that threshold yet. When it does, it will be moved to the main page and removed from this page.

88

1915

1971

#Horror

(T)error

10 Cent Pistol

10,000 KM

10,000 Saints

The 11th Hour

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: The 12 Rounds franchise never used its central idea to the fullest potential, but removing it completely wasn’t the answer, either.

24 Days

5 Flights Up

52 Tuesdays

6 Years

7 Chinese Brothers

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Byington could have made a Youtube video of Schwartzman just talking to his dog and the results would have been much the same. Good thing they’re such amusing company.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle
    • Excerpt: The boy may not get the girl. Wait, is this a plot spoiler? Um, no, because there needs to be a plot before one can actually spoil it.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub

90 Minutes in Heaven

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: So deeply terrible that it will make you question the existence of God. The dialogue is the least natural I’ve ever seen in a film not made by Ed Wood.
  • Frank SwietekO @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: May strike a welcome chord with the evangelical groups at whom it’s obviously aimed. But for others the ploddingly preachy picture will seem more like a stint in purgatory, if not someplace even more uncomfortable.

About Ray

Absolutely Anything

Accidental Love

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: If David O. Russell was able to disown this brain-dead disaster, it will be much easier for the audience to boycott enduring a single minute of it. Other than that, it’s a beautiful motion picture.

Addicted to Fresno

After the Ball

After Words

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Part travelogue, part existential journey, part ugly duckling fable, and part Harlequin romance, this tale of two people by Uruguayan-born director Juan Feldman is the kind of guilty pleasure that satisfies even as you scoff.

Air

Alex of Venice

Alien Outpost

All the Wilderness

All Things Must Pass

  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: All Things Must Pass is therefore as much about the rise and fall of the music industry moving from vinyl to digital as it is Russ Solomon’s legacy. The latter is unblemished in the aftermath as he stayed true to himself and employees until financial troubles and wide eyes took their toll.

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

Altered Minds

Americons

Amira & Sam

Amira and Sam

Amnesiac

Amour Fou

  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Amour Fou is as droll a film as one can imagine. The actors all underplay their scenes, a parody of the polite society to which their characters belong. But Hausner tends to trap her characters at the bottom of frames, inside window panes, and below heavy, sashed curtains.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: What makes this little film such a gem? In good part it’s the dry-as-bones wit with which Hausner spins her tale of self-indulgent romanticism.

Animals

  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Drama this easy stands to benefit greatly from dominating performances, and Dastmalchian (who wrote the script) and Shaw make an honest effort; one suspects they’ve gone outright Method in inhabiting their characters’ lanky, jittery physicalities. But the barrage of banalities that floods Dastmalchian’s screenplay too frequently finds its way out of the actors’ mouths without having made the leap from something written to something lived.

Any Body Can Dance 2

Appetites

Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2 – The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 3 – The Enchanted One

The Armor of Light

Ashby

Assassination

  • Rob Wallis @ The Metropolist
    • Excerpt: At once an old-fashioned action-adventure of the sort Harrison Ford once felt so at home in, an elegiac historical drama with shades of Sergio Leone, and a guts-and-glory shoot ‘em up that recalls Inglourious Basterds, Choi Dong-hoon’s Assassination offers up plenty of bang for its buck.

Attack on Titan. Part 2

Attack on Titan: End of the World

  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: In an increasingly prevalent trend among Japanese blockbusters, Attack on Titan: End of the World arrives just weeks after its predecessor. Like Gantz, Parasyte and others before it, it also eschews much of the promise that came with the high concept set-up of part one, replaced by reams of tedious exposition and backstory.

Ayanda and the Mechanic

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: A vibrant, energetic, colorful story of a young woman who restores furniture in her late father’s garage, only to find herself taking over the business to keep it in the family. It’s an uncommonly rich picture, constantly spinning off in unexpected directions: hopscotching gingerly between coming of age story, romance (Ayanda and one of the mechanics have a hinted-at past, an uncertain future, and plenty of heat right now), character study (Fulu Moguvhani is heart-wrenching in the title role), and the complications of familial dynamics.

Back to the Jurassic

Backtrack

Bajirao Mastani

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Ballet 422

Bangistan

The Barber

Barely Lethal

Batkid Begins

The Beautiful Risk

Beauty and the Beast

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: La fábula del amor sin barreras regresa a los cines en una nueva versión soporífera y desfasada. El perrete digital y la delicada muchachita se rondan sin interés ninguno, a la espera de que la historia se repita. Pues vale.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]

The Beauty Inside

Before We Go

Beloved Sisters

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Now, if you’re rolling your eyes at the thought of another dry and stuffy late-year prestige picture, banish the thought and prepare to be humbled. Beloved Sisters is a lively, raw and, in many ways, thoroughly modern imagining of the Lengefeld sisters as early prototypes for a model of feminine autonomy that would still be challenging today.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: Winner of the German Film Award for best documentary feature, Arne Birkenstock’s account of master forger Wolfgang Beltracchi tells a story almost impossible to believe in this era of rigorous carbon dating and hi-tech scrutiny. And yet, somehow Beltracchi and his wife Helene, over a period of decades, sold hundreds of forgeries of paintings from the likes of Max Ernst, Heinrich Campendonk and Fernand Leger, banking millions of dollars in the process.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: What constitutes ‘real art’?
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Focused on art forgery, this flabbergasting story expands into a full scale expose of the modern confidence game and why, after all these years, it still works.

Bessie

Beyond the Mask

Big Significant Things

  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Big Significant Things, whose anodyne tastefulness effectively lumps it into a big vat of likeminded Sundance-or-SXSW-endorsed offerings, apparently knows it’s a trivial document of privileged white-people problems, but that self-awareness oddly enough doesn’t stop it from being that exact thing.

Big Sky

Big Stone Gap

Big Voice

Bikes vs Cars

Blackbird

Blind

Blood Cells

Bloodsucking Bastards

Bombay Velvet

Bound to Vengeance

The Boy and the Beast

  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: In the years since Hayao Mayazaki announced his retirement as the de facto king of Japanese animation, many have pointed to Mamoru Hasoda to take up the mantle. With films like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Wolf Children, Hasoda has developed a winning blend of escapism, charm and thoughtful narrative insight to back up his claim.

The Boy from Geita

Boy Meets Girl

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

  • Chase Whale @ Hammer to Nail
    • Excerpt: A Brave Heart is a tender and soulful movie about being confident in your own skin. Prepare to be moved and exhilarated.

Bravetown

  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A weird combination of saccharine drama with ‘Footloose,’ deadly earnest but utterly nincredible, the good intentions overwheklmed by silly theatrics.

Break Point

Broken Horses

Brothers

Burying the Ex

Buzzard

Capital C

Captive

Carol

Chagall-Malevich

The Challenger

Cheatin’

Chloe & Theo

Closer to God

Closer to the Moon

Coming Home

Cooties

Counting

Court

Criminal Activities

The Crossing

Crumbs

The Curse of Downers Grove

Cymbeline

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Dark Summer

Dark Was the Night

Dawg Fight

Dawn Patrol

Death Valley

Deathgasm

Deli Man

Democrats

Desert Dancer

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

The Devil’s Violinist

Dial a Prayer

Difret

Digging Up the Marrow

Dil Dhadakne Do

Dilwale

Dior and I

Dirty Weekend

(Dis)Honesty

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Yael Melamede uses an Ariely lecture on lying as the connective tissue in this sometimes fascinating, sometimes sluggish look at the moral relativity we all live with.

Do I Sound Gay?

Do You Believe?

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Crash, but Jesus-y. Scoffers and doubters will get their smackdown, but even believers should be skeptical at how this ridiculous roundrobin plays out.

Don Verdean

Doomsdays

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse

Dreamcatcher

  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: The preponderant feeling the documentary Dreamcatcher elicits is despair. Myers-Powell is a dynamic, determined individual who has survived and thrived despite the dead weight of her background, but the repetition of the same stories by girl after girl, woman after woman, made me feel pretty hopeless about reducing human trafficking, never mind eliminating it.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: It is an urgent and thoroughly moving film that bears witness and gives hope. Find it and see it.

Dreams Rewired

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Bound by the sprung rhythms of Swinton’s intonations, they end up with a brief history of communication, technology, fantasy, and propaganda, by tracing the vehicles of those ideas: the film strip, the phonograph, the radio, the telegraph, the telephone, the television, and, ultimately, the computer. It’s a marvel of montage, charming and bizarre and frequently funny, thanks in no small part to the good humor of our narrator.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Science fiction becomes reality in this funny and disturbing collection of filmed techno-history

Drishyam

The Drownsman

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Drunktown’s Finest

  • Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com
    • Excerpt: The performances here are generally unrefined, with most of the actors–including Wilson and Moore–barely going beyond rote line readings.

Dukhtar

Durak

Eastern Boys

Echoes of War

Ejecta

  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • Greg Klymkiw @ Electric Sheep
    • Excerpt: There are no happy-faced hairless alien midgets making Kodály Hand Signs whilst smiling at a beaming François Truffaut. No siree Spielberg, the mo-fos in this picture induce drawer filling of the heaviest order.

Everly

Every Secret Thing

Every Thing Will Be Fine

Experimenter

Extraction

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Extraction’ is a conventional rogue agent narrative in which a son searches for his M.I.A. father with the help of a more noteworthy female operative.

Extraordinary Tales

  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: the definitive works of Edgar Allan Poe on the big screen
  • Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: …Extraordinary Tales leaves us wishing for more: more running time, more of Poe’s material, more of Garcia’s macabre animated magic.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Part of the scholarly skill of Extraordinary Tales is demonstrating the vitality of Poe stories even in brutally compressed form. The accounts depicted here—The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Masque of Red Death—have been told and retold in various mediums ad infinitum over the decades since Poe’s death, but rarely with such artful truncation.

The Face of an Angel

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: A filmmaker hired to do a quick true-crime flick about a sordid Amanda Knox-like murder case prevaricates and ultimately gives up, much like the film itself, an unusually wan effort from Michael Winterbottom.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: An overbearingly self-righteous diatribe that manages the neat feat of both exploiting the Amanda Knox trial and chastising viewers for having any interest in the case in the first place, The Face of an Angel is an incredibly misguided, positively excruciating experience to watch unfold on the screen.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: “The Face of an Angel” é uma obra filosófica que nos acelera o coração com a ocasional cena violenta, mas no fundo pretende apenas que pensemos por um momento e aproveitemos o amor e a juventude, ao mesmo tempo que critica a imprensa sensacionalista e a indústria cinematográfica.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Faith of Our Fathers

  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Amateurishly faltering, Christian-themed saga, preaching to the choir.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: No matter who made Faith of Our Fathers/To the Wall and for what purpose, this is a bad movie – really bad, laughably bad. The production values seem borrowed “The Beverly Hillbillies” up to, and including, the moving back projection during the driving scenes. The screenplay is all over the place. Every development is painfully convenient and the story moves back and forth between pathos and slapstick comedy almost at random, dealing with two characters that are so badly written and acted that they seem like Looney Tunes characters.

Far from Men

The Farewell Party

Final Girl

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Final Girl’ centres on a complete reversal of circumstances when a group of serial killers set their sights on the wrong victim.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Too bloody and violent for me, but this thriller proves Abigail Breslin is all grown up now and still ready for her close ups.

Five Star

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest
    • Excerpt: If “Pine Hill” was about a man looking for his place in the world onscreen and off, Keith Miller’s second feature “Five Star” has more confidence in telling the story of a man who lets the world come to him.
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: The toned-down and thoughtful approach of Five Star establishes a nuanced perspective of the mundanities of life as a gangster. Miller follows up Welcome to Pine Hill with yet another naturally positive portrayal of a black gang member that impressively shatters cinematic stereotypes.

Flowers

Forbidden Empire

Forbidden Films

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A frustrating movie in some ways, but an important reminder of the power of cinema to manipulate and seduce us, and not always for the better.

The Forger

Fort Tilden

  • Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie
    • Excerpt: The film is a bumpy ride at times, but it remains a charming expedition.
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: While Allie and Harper’s personalities may be like nails on the chalkboard, it takes a hell of a lot of work to create such irritating personas — that is a high compliment to Bliss and Rogers’ writing and the performances of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott.

Frame by Frame

Frank the Bastard

  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Ineptly written and flatly directed, the film takes real effort to get through, as it practically dares the viewer to pay attention.

Freetown

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Freetown, the newest feature film in the annals of serious Mormon cinema, does a respectable job of showing the horrors of the Liberian civil war through civilian eyes.However, given that this is a Mormon feature film, we were not going to get the graphic violence…

Fresh Dressed

From the Dark

Futuro Beach

Gabriel

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

Gerontophilia

Ghoul

  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Ghoul is so close in conception to Blair Witch – and so woefully outdated – that I cannot imagine who it will appeal to. In a market over-saturated with this kind of product, it brings nothing new to the table.

Girl House

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Girl House isn’t even close to being high art and won’t be winning any awards for originality—or any awards, period—but it’s waywardly entertaining and well-made for what it is.

The Girl in the Book

The Girl Is in Trouble

A Girl Like Her

Giuseppe Makes a Movie

  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Giuseppe Makes a Movie wisely leaves auteur analysis to the viewer, instead focusing on the concrete benefits of Giuseppe’s practice. The result is an amusing portrait of wayward weirdoes bound together through creative collaboration.

Growing Up and Other Lies

  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: One of those exasperating, totally fraudulent New York-centric indies about how tough it is to make it in the big city…without actually showing how tough it is to make it in the big city.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Everything about the movie has a sloppy, throwaway feel to it.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: The film generally proves to be a lively, diverting tour of both male arrested development and Manhattan itself.

Gueros

Guidance

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner
    • Excerpt: Think of a considerably thinner, more handsome, spiffily-attired and decidedly light-in-the-loafers Jack Black from School of Rock and it all adds up to one of the funniest, sweetest and wonkily outrageous low budget indie comedies you’ll have seen in quite some time.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: There’s a little bit of a bad teacher in everyone, but Mills’ saucy substitute is no rotten apple.

Guilty

Hamari Adhuri Kahaani

The Hand That Feeds

Harbinger Down

A Hard Day

Hard Labor

Hard to Be a God

The Harvest

  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: The primary horror in THE HARVEST comes from watching the superlative talents of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton wasted on such secondary swill.
  • Oktay Kozak @ DVD Talk
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Secret Garden’ meets ‘Misery,’ anyone? McNaughton’s first film is far too long has much to recommend it, incluing a shriek-worthy performance by Morton. ‘No wire hangers, EVER!’

Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Hell and Back

  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Yes it’s a labor of warped love that lives up to its creators’ aesthetic and will probably turn a profit on VOD thanks to Adult Swim’s demographic waiting with open arms, but it isn’t good. It’s sadly a waste of some very remarkable resources.

Hero

Hippocrates

Home Care

  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: In Slávek Horák’s Domácí péce, middle-aged nurse Vlasta (Alena Mihulová) is told she has half a year to live. Doctors can’t do anything to cure her cancer or even prolong her life, and offer her only painkillers to help her deal with the pain.

Home Sweet Hell

Homme Less

Honeymoon

Hoovey

Horse Money

Hot Girls Wanted

  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: If nothing else, “Hot Girls Wanted” is instructional on a real-world level about the risks and minimal rewards of Internet porn.

How to Change the World

  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: On its own, Hunter’s text and the newly produced interviews of others wouldn’t be enough to create as captivating a film as How to Change the World proves. To do that you need the right archival footage to visualize these tales as they’re recounted and the Greenpeace gang serendipitously documented everything during those early years to give Rothwell exactly that.

How to Save Us

The Human Experiment

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: Filled with genuine thrills, gripping tension and rallying hero moments galore, the trilogy comes to a close in epic fashion, befitting its awesome heroine.

Hungry Hearts

Hyena

I Am Chris Farley

I Believe in Unicorns

  • Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie
    • Excerpt: An atmospheric coming-of-age film showing the heartbreak of young love and the importance of self-discovery.
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Many girls, blinded by love, lust and excitement, will let themselves be buried. In martyrdom women throughout time have accepted the pecking order, stayed with their man to “help” him, and swallowed their humiliation. But Davinia sees herself as smart – and what does “smart” do?

I Saw the Light

I Touched All Your Stuff

  • Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com
    • Excerpt: One gets the sense that the filmmakers feel slighted by their subject, and I Touched All Your Stuff is an attempt to make us feel that sting of disappointment.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “I Touched All Your Stuff” is a fascinating character study even if you don’t walk out feeling like you had some epiphany.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Although plagued with inept editing techniques and an irritating overuse of screenshot imagery and repetitive B-roll footage “I Touched All Your Stuff” is a fascinating character study even if you don’t walk out feeling like you had some epiphany.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Although plagued with inept editing techniques and an irritating overuse of screenshot imagery and repetitive B-roll footage “I Touched All Your Stuff” is a fascinating character study even if you don’t walk out feeling like you had some epiphany.

i-Lived

In Jackson Heights

In Stereo

In the Name of My Daughter

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Eventually, just as we’ve started to get a handle on the tone, the film starts down the other side of the hill, becoming beguilingly more diffuse before a final, extended coda casts everything in a new light. It’s a film you may want to see more than once.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A French thriller revolving around the theme of betrayal by those you trust
  • Robert Cashill @ Popdose
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Review … a desultory mash-up of tones and styles. It doesn’t really succeed as either melodrama or mystery. Téchiné’s pacing is off and potentially incriminating information is jack-hammered into place.

India’s Daughter

Infini

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: More than any sparkling fixture of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Ingrid Bergman was a restless spirit. Other marquee names went through phases of career (and spouses) like the changing fashion of seasons, but the Swedish born Bergman, who would have turned 100 this year, went through all of life with a transcendentalist flair.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words wonderfully humanizes an icon who already seems so down-to-earth in her performances. It’s a warm, frank, and affectionate portrait.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Bergman was always restless. “There is a bird of passage inside me, always wanting more,” she says, and her life was a celebration of the idea that fulfillment is found by following your passions.

The Inhabitants

  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: It’s a step up from the Rasmussens’ John Carpenter collaboration The Ward because it isn’t afraid to let its mysteries exist without easy answers. There’s no attempt for twists, just a barebones, atmospherically tense ghost thriller moving at its own pace.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: Thankfully, the filmmaking siblings Michael and Shawn Rasmussen put an ignited and distinctive spin on the conventional ghost story formula with their taut homegrown New England-based fear fable. Absorbingly chilly, methodically intense and suggestive, ‘The Inhabitants’ succeeds with its bare-bones blend of gory mythology that taps into the realm of nostalgic ghouls, witches and possessed sacrifices.

Into the Grizzly Maze

The Intruders

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: In ‘The Intruders,’ a young woman feels something sinister is afoot in her creepy new house, but debates whether it’s imaginary, supernatural or corporeal.

The Invoking 2

The Iron Ministry

It’s All So Quiet

Jackie & Ryan

Jane B. for Agnes V.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

The Japanese Dog

Jason and Shirley

Jellyfish Eyes

Jeruzalem

  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: It’s by no means perfect, but things get tense once the demons rise and the rest simply falls away. The cool creature design and authentic first-person cinematography/lighting later on will have you forgiving any early shortcomings.
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser

  • Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend
    • Excerpt: I have a deep, possibly indefensible love for Joe Dirt. But, 14 years later, this did not need to happen by any stretch of the imagination.

Julia

June

Junun

  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: It’s a very enjoyable lark, thanks not only to the great music on display, but also Anderson’s clear love for the setting, but a lark nonetheless. It’s an esoteric work from a major filmmaker, and one that looks like it provided a welcome opportunity for Anderson to get away from the grind of promoting Inherent Vice.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: [Paul Thomas Anderson] fully embraces the digital aesthetic, and uses the freedom afforded by it to capture the chaos of the creative process. While there are some beautifully composed images of both the recording sessions and of the Fort (one of the earlier shots, in which the camera rotates to show the musicians during a performance, is reminiscent of the graceful tracking shots in Jean-Luc Godard’s otherwise interminable Rolling Stones documentary Sympathy for the Devil), for the most part the camera is allowed to roam.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: An interesting and likeable watch

Just Before I Go

Just Jim

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Katti Batti

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info
    • Excerpt: Un documental que entre ensayos de las canciones de su último disco, rememora algunos de los momentos más extraordinarios de la historia de los Rolling Stones.

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Killers

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: the film goes on too longer than it can sustain itself. Still Stamboel and Tjahjanto have a flair for visuals and a great ear for music.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …the film goes on too longer than it can sustain itself. Still Stamboel and Tjahjanto have a flair for visuals and a great ear for music.

Killing Them Safely

Kingdom of Shadows

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Kung Fu Killer

  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Donnie Yen plays a convicted murderer sprung from jail to help track down a serial killer targeting martial arts masters in Teddy Chen’s appreciably nostalgic action thriller. While Yen wisely gifts the lion’s share of the fighting to opposite number Wang Baoqiang, Kung Fu Jungle also serves as a reverential ode to the local industry, and something of a swan song for Donnie as Hong Kong’s foremost action hero.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee
    • Excerpt: Above all, Kung Fu Killer is a love letter to Hong Kong martial arts movies.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Lambert & Stamp

The Last House on Cemetery Lane

Last Knights

The Leisure Class

Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife

  • Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine
    • Excerpt: Somewhere in between “Horrible Bosses” and “Very Bad Things” lies “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,” a slight but mildly morbid and wryly twisted indie black comedy.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Somewhere in between “Horrible Bosses” and “Very Bad Things” lies “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,” a slight but mildly morbid and wryly twisted indie black comedy.

The Letters

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A tender and touching biopicture on the life and spiritual work of Mother Teresa who viewed herself as an instrument of God’s love.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A fatuous argument for Mother Teresa’s sainthood; credulous and willfully ignorant, and disregards everything about her beliefs that was nasty or skeptical.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A piece of chintzy hagiography that ends up diminishing rather than celebrating its subject. Perhaps Mother Teresa was a saint, but in Riead’s hands she’s become a plaster one.

Lily & Kat

Listening

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Naive, hamfisted, and amateurish indie sci-fi… but as hilarious as the clumsy, clichéd execution is, it still isn’t even worth it for the laughs.

Little Accidents

The Little Death

Live from New York!

Loitering With Intent

Lost in the Sun

Lost River

Love, Rosie

The Lovers

Mad Women

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

Making Rounds

Man from Reno

Man Up

Manson Family Vacation

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Manson subtext not only gives the film a darkly comic bent, but deepens its emotional context. This little film is both familiar yet not, marking the debut of a unique voice.
  • Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie
    • Excerpt: A slight twist on a familiar story makes this fast paced brother dramedy fresh and entertaining.

Marfa Girl

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: When not taking timeouts for gratuitous sex, Clark’s characters drone on and on about sex. This being the case, whatever the director has to say about life on the Texas border or the treatment of undocumented immigrants feels both inconsequential and disingenuous.

Marie’s Story

Match

Mateo

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Maya the Bee Movie

McFarland USA

Meadowland

Mediterranea

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: Sad story about the struggles of two brothers from Burkina Faso who journey to Italy in hopes of finding a better life.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Jonas Carpignano’s timely and revelatory film puts a human face on the contemporary crisis of illegal immigrants and refugees desperate for a better life. That the principal face belongs to a charismatic newcomer named Koudous Seihon adds enormously to the film’s appeal.

The Mend

Metalhead

Mi America

The Midnight Swim

Misery Loves Comedy

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Mojin: The Lost Legend

  • Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com
    • Excerpt: Come for the murky action, and stay for the shudder-inducing feeling of nostalgia for Mao’s Cultural Revolution. It’s a very odd movie, indeed.
  • James Marsh @ Screen International
    • Excerpt: After breaking box office records in China with his 2012 film, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, director Wuershan returns with the star-studded fantasy adventure Mojin – The Lost Legend, which follows a team of expert tomb raiders in search of a mythical stone that grants eternal life. Chen Kun, Shu Qi and Huang Bo star as the legendary “Mojin Xiaowei” adventurers, whose centuries-old team retires after Bayi (Chen) sees a hallucination of his long-dead first love while on a mission.

Momentum

Monsters: Dark Continent

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Suffers from a terrible case of cinematic aphasia. Clearly thinks it’s saying something important and deep, but makes no damn sense at all.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: “Monsters: Dark Continent” fica bastante longe do que os apreciadores da primeira parte estão à espera. Poderia conseguir novos fãs se se apresentasse honestamente como filme de guerra, mas a máscara de ficção-científica não vai ajudar nessa tarefa.

Mr. Kaplan

Mr. Six

  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: In Mr Six, an ailing, retired gangster returns to the fray after a group of rich-kid punks kidnap his teenage son. Feng Xiaogang, the blockbuster director of The Banquet, Aftershock and If You Are the One, steps in front of the camera to play the anti-hero, venting the frustrations of his generation in the process.

A Murder in the Park

Narcopolis

Nasty Baby

Natural Resistance

Ned Rifle

Neptune

Nightingale

Nightlight

No Home Movie

Noble

Northern Soul

Northmen

Nymph

October Gale

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
    • Excerpt: a framework that recalls classic ‘women’s pictures’ of the studio era, something we’d most likely have seen from a Cukor or Negulesco and starring the embittered likes of a Joan Crawford or Barbara Stanwyck

Office

  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • James Marsh @ TwitchFilm
    • Excerpt: In a wild change of pace, Hong Kong director Johnnie To delivers an all-singing, occasionally-dancing adaptation of Sylvia Chang’s successful stage play, Design for Living. While the script has undergone numerous changes along the way, and boasts brand new musical numbers from Dayo Lu and Lin Xi, Office still charts the in-house dealings of billion-dollar company Jones & Sunn as they prepare to go public on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. To covered similar territory previously – and better – in 2011’s Life Without Principle, but his film does display a keen understanding of Hong Kong’s workplace environment and rituals.
  • Rob Wallis @ The Metropolist
    • Excerpt: … without any particularly memorable tunes, though, let alone a real showstopper, and characters with less depth than the 3D…

Old Fashioned

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Old-fashioned is right. Like how the Taliban is old-fashioned. Behold some pretty despicable passive-aggressive othering of women in the name of “respect.”

One and Two

Our Everyday Life

Our Man In Tehran

Out of My Hand

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: In the opening, Cisco (Bishop Blay) is tapping a tree in a Liberian rubber plantation, and in the closing, he’s changing the tire of his New York cab. In the 80-ish minutes that separates those scenes, Fukunaga details how he went from one place to the other, a portrait of a life that plays as much like documentary as drama.

Out of the Dark

Paolo Coelho’s Best Story

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Daniel Augusto’s messy biopic samples three periods of the Brazilian author’s career, and flits about between them like a writer with adult ADD, without providing much insight

Parabellum

  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: The film has nothing to say and has chosen a very demanding and exploratory way of saying it. Haneke without the brain, Parabellum finishes up looking quite silly and it gets pretty dull.

Parallels

Patch Town

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Patch Town’ notably answers the unasked questions: where did Cabbage Patch Kids come from and what happened to them when we grew up?

Paul Taylor Creative Domain

  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Riffing on the title of dancer/choreographer Paul Taylor’s autobiography Private Domain, director Kate Geis’s conceit is that she will reveal the secret of Taylor’s choreographic genius. This she does not do—nor do I think anyone can—but she nonetheless offers accumulative detail in showing how a dance is made.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: It will appeal mostly to dance aficionados; for the less passionate, it would be like someone not interested in tennis watching a documentary about Roger Federer doing stretches and calisthenics and drills in preparation for Wimbledon. The genius is apparent, but the process is not for everyone.

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: It will appeal mostly to dance aficionados; for the less passionate, it would be like someone not interested in tennis watching a documentary about Roger Federer doing stretches and calisthenics and drills in preparation for Wimbledon. The genius is apparent, but the process is not for everyone.

Peace Officer

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

People Places Things

The Perfect Guy

Pernicious

Phantom

The Phoenix Project

Piku

Playing It Cool

Pod

A Poem is a Naked Person

Preggoland

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Preservation

  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: If you’ve seen the Spanish ‘King of the Hill,’ the denouement won’t come as a surprise. Still, the basic situation is so primal what young filmmaker wouldn’t want to attempt a knockoff?

Pressure

Prince

The Princess of France

Prophet’s Prey

  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Amy Berg’s documentary about Jeffs and the FLDS is a study of evil disguised as virtue and of devotion taken to the extreme.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

Racing Extinction

Reality

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

Reversion

The Rewrite

Ride

The Riot Club

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: The authentic performances in ‘The Riot Club’ make it difficult to watch, but it does not add much to the conversation of inequality.

Rosenwald

Rotor DR1

A Royal Night Out

The Rumperbutts

Run, Hide, Die

The Runner

  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [I]t might have benefited from a little more of an emotional outlook on the way of things beyond its shoulder-shrugging attitude…

The Russian Woodpecker

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Gracia can’t decide between a straight-faced, informational approach or a more fantastical one that matches the personality of his human subject as well as the Soviet thinking that led to the Woodpecker in the first place. As a result, the film never gels, leaving the audience to do little more than shrug when they should want to run and tell their friends about this fascinating, massive thing known as the Russian Woodpecker.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • Jordan Smith @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Vibrating with a reckless creative urgency, The Russian Woodpecker is a call for political integrity lost long ago, attempting to drill through invalid indoctrinations through sheer will and sobering truth. The world could use more brave souls like these, using research and authenticity as a weapon for political progress.

Safelight

Saint Laurent

The Sand

La Sapienza

The Search for General Tso

The Second Mother

Secret of Water

Seeds of Time

Sembene!

The Seven Five

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: It’s brilliantly told and inventively edited, and it makes standard crooked cop dramas look like Turner and Hooch. You may never look at a police officer in quite the same way again.

Sex, Death and Bowling

Shaandaar

Shamitabh

Shanghai

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! doesn’t have the same energy at its predecessor, actually it’s a step down if that’s possible. It’s hard to love it, but even harder to hate it. It has a spectacular opening, and a spectacular third act, but it suffers from a mid-section that’s kinda blah.

Shelter

  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: They seek redemption knowing the path is an impossible one to climb alone, but they work towards it with each smile and embrace making the possibility seem more real as the numbness melts away. Whereas pain used to drag them down deeper, the other still being there afterwards finally renders it unbearable enough to strive for an escape.

The Sisterhood of Night

Skin Trade

  • Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: As the story spins its wheels, the audience grows bloodthirsty, and we must slake our cravings.
  • James Marsh @ The Society For Film
    • Excerpt: Fans of Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa who were left unsated after his all-too-brief appearance in Furious 7 should be more than happy with his turn in Ekachai Uekrongtham’s Skin Trade. Written and produced by Dolph Lundrgen, the veteran Swedish action star wisely gifts most of the heavy lifting (and kicking) to his diminutive co-star, as they team up to take down Ron Perlman’s crew of Serbian human traffickers.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee
    • Excerpt: Admittedly, Tony Jaa’s ability to speak English is stiff. Fortunately, he remains fluent in kicking ass, which he does several times throughout Skin Trade.

Sneakerheadz

Soaked in Bleach

Some Kind of Beautiful

Some Kind of Hate

Something Better to Come

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Something Better to Come is more than a film about the homeless. It’s a look at humanity itself stripped down to its basics, which include survival but also, touchingly, companionship, cooperation and affection.

Something, Anything

Son of a Gun

Song of Lahore

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: It may be instructive to aspiring documentarians to note that, when the film’s sites seem to be set lower, it’s actually more able to translate its point about what music means to these men and to Pakistan. Song of Lahore is ultimately hobbled by its clumsy first half but it reaches greater heights when its goals aren’t so self-consciously lofty.
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Song One

The Sound and the Fury

The Squeeze

Staten Island Summer

Stations of the Cross

Steve Jobs

Still

Stink!

Stinking Heaven

Stonewall

Strange Magic

The Stranger

Stray Dogs

Stung

The Suicide Theory

  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: The Suicide Theory is funny and disturbing, and a picture that’s tough to take your eyes off once you start watching it.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: A great setup, and well-acted, but it runs out of steam at the end; it doesn’t slay, but call it a near-miss.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A darkly humorous rumination about the primacy of fate or free will presented in the form of a twisty thriller with a smidgen of the supernatural…well worth investigating.

The Summer of Sangaile

  • Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com
    • Excerpt: It’s a movie of lovely surfaces that only alludes to and rarely explores what is happening beneath them.

Sunset Edge

Survivor

Tab Hunter Confidential

Tag

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: Opening with a busload of schoolgirls being violently sheared in half by a malevolent wind, Sion Sono’s Tag certainly gets off to a promising start. But the provocative Japanese auteur soon finds himself wallowing in lurid exploitation and unpleasant misogyny.

The Tainted Veil

Tamasha

Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

(T)ERROR

  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: (T)ERROR becomes a frightening story about how even the most inept among the powerful still wield a tremendous amount of power.

That Guy Dick Miller

That Sugar Film

These Final Hours

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning

Tiger House

Time Lapse

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

To the Fore

  • James Marsh @ Screendaily.com
    • Excerpt: Dante Lam returns to sports-based drama after the success of 2013’s Unbeatable, which scored US$5.7m at the Hong Kong box office (and US$18.5m in China) to become the year’s most successful homegrown offering. Throwing his net wider than the MMA cages of that film, To The Fore follows a trio of professional cyclists as they ascend into the sport’s top tier.

Tom at the Farm

Top Spin

Trash

Triple 9

The True Cost

Tu Dors Nicole

Two Men in Town

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Bouchareb’s tapestry of everyday life in this Southwest community is egalitarian and liberal in the manner of John Sayles. Both filmmakers are interested in the under-explored lives of those on the common fringe.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
    • Excerpt: a standard dramatic exercise that ends in more or less the same place as it begins—a wide open expanse of dry, empty space.

Two Step

Unbranded

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: Four modern-day cowboys drive 16 mustangs from Mexico to Canada in this sumptuously packaged and goofily charming oddball feature-length advocacy advertisement about America’s wild-horse overpopulation crisis.

Uncle Nick

  • Sean Burns @ Movie Mezzanine
    • Excerpt: I was not offended by the subject matter so much as I was depressed by the lazy, lameness of the gags.

Underdogs

Unfreedom

United Passions

Unity

VANish

Veteran

  • James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: A renegade cop takes on the spoilt heir of a family-run conglomerate in Ryoo Seung-wan’s tightly-paced and sharp-witted crime thriller Veteran. Hwang Jung-min and Yoo Ah-in lead an impressive ensemble of familiar faces, while the themes of endemic corruption and cronyism in Korean big business strike a poignant chord.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Veteran is like Beverly Hills Cop remade with the young Jackie Chan.

Vice

The Walking Deceased

The Wanted 18

War Room

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: This is the Kendrick Brothers’ most polished, most accomplished, most competent film, a massive leap in terms of both their own work and Christian independent filmmaking. It’s a testament to what can happen when writers/director get out of their own way, not make themselves the center of attention, move minorities up-front and center, and acknowledge(albeit in a small way) that there is such a thing as sin.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Proselytizing domestic drama, aimed at a church-going audience…
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Slick production values cannot overcome a preachy script full of strained metaphors delivered by wooden actors. Like a corporate promo video for God.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: One of the more entertaining and relatable faith-based films to hit the big screen in recent times.

We Come As Friends

Welcome Back

Welcome to Leith

The Well

Western

  • Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Western sees their eye for subtle symbolism and ear for poetic soundscapes pushing further into the affectingly abstract, masterfully guiding us along a forlorn tour of a west where the hopes and dreams promised by the American frontier have begun to dissolve in a flood of offscreen drug fueled bloodshed.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: A poignant story of a traditional, peaceful and productive way of live ripped apart by drugs and politicians.

What We Did on Our Holiday

When Animals Dream

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

Wild Canaries

Wild City

  • James Marsh @ TwitchFilm
    • Excerpt: Ringo Lam’s first feature in 12 years sees the Hong Kong director return to familiar territory, as a former cop and his tearaway younger brother take on a violent gang of Taiwanese thugs after their paths cross that of a beautiful mainland woman. Since the 2003 Jean Claude Van Damme actioner In Hell, Lam has been all but absent from the filmmaking scene, with only a segment in 2007’s Triangle to his name in the interim. Wild City, which Lam also wrote, sees the helmer of City On Fire and Full Contact return to the bullet strewn streets of Hong Kong in typically assured fashion.

Wildlike

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Wolf Totem

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Presented in IMAX 3D, there are scenes in this film that are literally breathtaking when they are not capturing or breaking the heart.

Woodlawn

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A film taken with the singular American delusion that Jesus loves football… though it also throws in a new delusion: Jesus hates the U.S. Constitution.

The World Made Straight

The World of Kanako

The Wrecking Crew

  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘The Wrecking Crew’ Introduces The Musicians Behind American Pop Music’s Biggest Records
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
  • Frank Ochieng @ The Movie Database (TMDB)
    • Excerpt: In many ways director Denny Tedesco’s music documentary “The Wrecking Crew” serves as a personal valentine…the message is still the same then as it is now: the blast to the past in sound and spirit will remain refreshingly in tact courtesy of the legacy that the famed The Wrecking Crew left in its everlasting wake of numerous musical avenues too plentiful to count.

The Yes Men Are Revolting

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet isn’t a perfect film, and it doesn’t really burrow into the grieving process the way another thoroughly humane family film, Tiger Eyes (2013), does but it is a visually stunning, entertaining film loaded with sight gags and some genuine adventure.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A typical Jeunet film, which means that it’s amazingly accomplished from a technical point of view but synthetic and emotionally remote…a truly personal effort that has to be taken on its own terms or not at all.
  • Sarah Ward @ FilmInk

Zarafa

  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: While Zarafa shares surface similarities with vintage Disney films like Aladdin and The Rescuers Down Under, it misses their machinelike narrative simplicity. The film crams a great deal of cross-country incident into its lean 78-minute runtime without sticking to an emotional through line within the sprawl

Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Cryatl

Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal

  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Acclaimed Hong Kong cinematographer Peter Pau takes another swing at directing a major motion picture with this grand scale fantasy about legendary demon queller Zhong Kui. Assisted by co-director Zhao Tianyu and featuring some spirited performances, the result is a bumpy, yet enjoyable tale of otherworldly romance and adventure.

Zipper