- Staff Picks
- April 16, 2021
Sunshine Radio (Too Good). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
After several orphaned children are found murdered in a remote Kazakh village, and the suspects mysteriously die in custody, a reporter is sent in to investigate potential police corruption in director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s impressive neo-noir, A Dark, Dark Man.
The latest feature from the surrealist comedy mind of Quentin Dupieux, Mandibles is that timeless story of two clueless lifelong friends who toil relentlessly to train their giant house fly Dominique to rob banks for them.
Opening on VOD through independent theaters on March 5th, Keep An Eye Out is director Quentin Dupieux’s (Rubber, Deerskin) deviously surreal and comedic take on the police procedural.
The Sparks Brothers is director Edgar Wright’s (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead) long awaited documentary on Ron and Russell Mael’s legendary musical outlet, Sparks, which has released over 25 albums during their career. Generoso reviews the film fresh from its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Generoso reviews Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, the mesmerizing second feature by Hungarian writer/director Lili Horvát.
With just a few short days before Christmas in Glasgow, morning drive time disc jockey, Alan “Dickie” Bird finds himself caught in the middle of an absurd ice cream war in Bill Forsyth’s masterful 1984 comedy, Comfort and Joy. Generoso reviews this underrated gem which he holds dear as his all-time favorite holiday film.
With Piedra Sola, director Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf has presented us with one of the most compelling debut features we’ve seen in years. At AFI Fest 2020, Generoso spoke with Alejandro about the Andean Cosmovision and the blending of fiction and documentary in his film.
Generoso Fierro reviews Albert Serra’s new transgressive feature Liberté, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Generoso reviews Tommaso, the provocative new feature from director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Pasolini), which stars Willem Dafoe and Christina Chiriac.
A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (BMG). Review by Generoso Fierro.
Generoso reviews Pedro Costa’s affecting docufiction feature, Vitalina Varela, which won the Best Actress and Golden Leopard awards at the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival.
Generoso speaks with director Corneliu Porumboiu about his new film, an intricate, comedic noir, The Whistlers, which was selected as the Romanian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards.
Generoso reviews the astute and prophetic feature, No Place Like Home, Jamaican director Perry Henzell’s long-awaited follow up his cult classic, The Harder They Come, which has been recently restored and is celebrating a short theatrical run and Blu-ray release.
A culmination of a decade of production and featuring the brilliant performances of four actresses realized in six episodes with a running time of 14 hours, director Mariano Llinás’ La Flor is a bold cinematic exploration of fiction filmmaking.
Willem Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara’s look at director and writer Pasolini.
With the upcoming release of his eagerly awaited new album, 99 Cent Dreams, soul singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed speaks in depth about his songwriting process and working with the legendary vocal group, The Masqueraders, and Grammy winning producer, Matt Ross-Spang, with Generoso Fierro.
Generoso Fierro reviews Italian-English director Franco Rosso’s uncompromised masterpiece about racial tensions in late 70s London, Babylon, which arrives to US theaters for the first time on March 8th.
The winner of the Golden Bear at the 2018 Berlinale, Touch Me Not, Adina Pintilie’s experimental feature, challenges conventions while examining the fear of intimacy.
Generoso speaks with director, Talal Derki, about his Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature nominated film, Of Fathers and Sons.
Tyrel is the new feature by controversial Chilean director, Sebastián Silva, who here invites you to spend a weekend with the film’s African-American protagonist while he suffers through an alcohol-fueled and epically awkward birthday celebration.