An Elephant Sitting Still

(Hu Bo, 2018, China, 234 minutes) Showing the strong influence of Béla Tarr, under whom director Hu Bo served as protégé circa 2016, viewers of Bo’s feature...

Golden Swallow

(Chang Cheh, 1968, Hong Kong, 104 minutes) Initially released in America under the (more fun) title The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick, Cheng Pei-Pei here...

The Wild Pear Tree

(Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018, Turkey, 188 minutes) In his first film since the Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep, Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan here follows...

The Boxer’s Omen

(Kuei Chih-hung, 1983, Hong Kong, 105 minutes) A gonzo horror film with scarcely any antecedent, likened on AGFA’s website as being something of a cross...

Black Mother

(Khalik Allah, 2018, USA, 77 minutes) After the unexpected success of Khalik Allah’s first feature Field Niggas—which he initially posted on YouTube, where...