IRKSOME BUT COMPELLINGBy David N. Meyer
Noah Baumbach makes films that feel like indies, but feelings can be deceiving.
NAZIS? CHECK!By Tessa DeCarlo
Although theyre poles apart in style and intent, The Girl on the Train and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo both make a troubled young woman the centerpiece of a story combining sex, violence, crime, and vengeance, served up with a ladleful of swastikas.
FRAGMENTS AND MYSTERIOUS CONNECTIONSBy Lu Chen
In the world of Ajami, violence and fear lie like volcanoes beneath the surface of everyday life in the titular Jaffa neighborhood where religions, cultures, and perspectives collide.
HUNGERBy Sarahjane Blum
Capturing the paradoxical isolation and panoptic loss of privacy of prison life, Hunger rejuvenates the historical biopic.