Director Helena Wittmann follows up her acclaimed debut feature, Drift, with Human Flowers of Flesh, an immersive and meditative journey that traces the history of the French Foreign Legion. Lily and Generoso review this intriguing Golden Leopard nominated work.
Mikko Niskanen’s recently restored 1972 mini-series Eight Deadly Shots is a complex look at the real-life murders of four police officers in the farming community of Sääksmäki, Finland, in March 1969. Lily and Generoso review the powerful fictionalized adaptation of this tragic incident.
Lily and Generoso review Smoking Causes Coughing, the newest creation from surrealist comic genius Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Mandibles) that follows the adventures and storytelling endeavors of the kaiju-fighting Tobacco Force!
With its 4K restoration ready to hit theaters in early 2023, Lily and Generoso review director Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterful 1970 feature, The Conformist.
With a year of festival and microcinema screenings behind them, Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite films, six supplemental features, and one exceptional repertory release of 2022.
Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.
Back in 2018, Lily and Generoso selected Adirley Queirós’s Once There Was Brasilia as a top ten film. That feature’s cinematographer, Joana Pimenta, has now co-directed with Queirós one of the most expansive political films we’ve seen this year, Dry Ground Burning. Lily and Generoso interviewed Pimenta at AFI Fest earlier this month.
Director Miryam Charles’s compelling and personal hybrid documentary feature debut, Cette Maison, was a favorite of Lily and Generoso’s at AFI Fest 2022. They spoke at length with Charles during the festival about her film, which examines the emotional impact resulting from her young cousin’s death.
Set in the year 2700 in the imaginary city of Asche, Flaming Ears is a daring micro-budget sci-fi film from 1991 that envisioned a dystopian urban landscape that now seems eerily familiar. Lily and Generoso share their thoughts on the film’s new 4K restoration.
If the Horace Andy and Adrian Sherwood collaboration Midnight Rocker left you wanting more, then help is here in the form of their newest album together, Midnight Scorchers! Lily and Generoso share with you their thoughts on this expansive gem.
AFI Fest 2022 is a wrap! From November 2 to 6, the American Film Institute’s annual festival presented 125 titles. Lily and Generoso select and review their top 10 picks from this year’s programming.
The 2021 edition of the American Film Institute’s Festival, was a total success. After mounting a small virtual festival in 2020, AFI Fest came roaring back this year with a slate of 115 films representing over fifty countries. Lily and Generoso rank their favorite features from this year’s festival which include new offerings from Céline Sciamma, Miguel Gomes, and Jacques Audiard.
Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, five supplemental films, and prized repertory releases of 2020.
2020 marks the sixth consecutive year that Lily and Generoso have attended the American Film Institute’s Festival. Here, they review their favorites from this year’s feature film offerings.
Directors James Ramey and Arturo Pimentel examine the history and culture of the Purépecha people in their feature documentary, The Emperor of Michoacán.
Lily and Generoso select their ten favorite features, a collection of supplemental films, and a best repertory release of 2019.
For the fifth straight year, Lily and Generoso assess a selection of new features from the eclectic program at AFI FEST, Los Angeles’ most prominent film festival.
One of the most compelling films screening at this year’s AFI Fest is the second feature by Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic; Ivana the Terrible. The award-winning filmmaker spoke with Lily and Generoso Fierro at AFI Fest 2019 about weaving fiction into her own reality.
One of the most highly regarded works to screen at this year’s Locarno Film Festival was Quý Minh Trương’s The Tree House (Nhà cây), a documentary that dramatically utilizes a science fiction lens to simultaneously examine the cultures of multiple ethnic groups in Vietnam while compelling the audience to question the contemporary importance of visual documentation.
Director Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an atmospheric and ambitious deconstruction of cinematic motifs, narrative, and time that forces us to re-evaluate how we understand film, our memories, and how they intertwine.
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