In a city such as Budapest — which hosts a wide variety of different cultural backgrounds and people — there’s a certain level of vapidness within the different walks of life. In the case of Benece Fliegauf and his evolving "Forest" saga of films, the aforementioned observant backdrop is the primary framework of his latest
In a year already filled with surprises and other peculiar circumstances, the winner of this year’s Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival was given to a film that appropriately opened with a literal bang. In Radu Jude’s Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, his aptly titled film commences with a home-made sex tape
As of late, there's been two primary cinema-related trends that are being consistently screened within the independent film scene. The first being pandemic set features — films that prominently self-reference and utilise the lockdown setting as means to create further comedic and dramatic effect. The second form are commentaries on the recent media attention to
When Ryūsuke Hamaguchi debuted his five-hour epic Happy Hour at Locarno six years ago, his long-deserved repertoire finally came into the international limelight. For those unfamiliar with his filmography, his work is consistently devastating, as he produces and writes nuanced stories that feature a muted directional form. With his latest feature Wheel of Fortune and
The job of any member on a police force is to de-escalate a situation. Or at least that’s what we hope to expect. In a system, that in itself, is designed to hurt the underprivileged — it’s also unfortunately expected for members of these institutions to blindly follow orders upon command. More often than not,
A formula-one racer, a devilish propaganda-sponsoring Nazi, and a scientist on the verge of a cloning breakthrough. For Daniel Brühl, it seems as though no role is too obscure for him to handle. Throughout his extensive career, the European actor has delivered some of the most iconic performances in both independent and awards-caliber films alike.
In 2013, Spike Jonze introduced the world to the soft-spoken OS 'Samantha'. Since the release of Her and its romantic ordeals on the clash of technology with the modern-day dating sphere — filmmakers and screenwriters have been modifying their own unique technology-based parables with the underlying concept of universal yearning. Another notable example is Denis