Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, NYFF 2020

REVIEW: French Exit (NYFF 2020)

Oh, to be rich-ish and happy-ish. French Exit is sort of an odd bird, waxing poetically about the nature of the wealthy privileged class and their nihilistic tendencies. There’s an eccentric listlessness that is compelling despite its torpor, a bizarre, through-the-looking-glass glimpse at a brand…

Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, NYFF 2020

REVIEW: Beginning (NYFF 2020)

Let’s not sugarcoat things: Beginning may be something of an acquired taste. It belongs to that class of long, contemplative Eastern European films that speaks volumes through their moments of silence. Beginning requires a great deal of patience and focus from its viewers, but those…