Wake in Fright – Ted Kotcheff, Australia/USA, 1971, 109 minutes Wikipedia page critic reviews via Metacritic Quest for Fire – Jean-Jacques Annaud, Canada/France/USA, 1981, 100 minutes Wikipedia description reviews via IMDb Wake in Fright, summarized by the distributor as "the nightmarish story of a schoolteacher’s descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts...

Jean-Marc Vallée, USA, 2014, 115 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic Of all of my Netflix recommendations, Wild might be the one that I have the most reservations about. This film, directed by Quebec's own Jean-Marc Vallée from a script adaptation by Nick Hornby, is like sitting down for two...

Pablo Larraín, Chile/France/USA, 2012, 118 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic Marketing, as it overlaps with public relations—or "communications" as PR now re-markets itself—is a subject that has fascinated me for many years now, particularly for the ethical issues that it raises. I still regularly meet people who decry all...

(Deux jours, une nuit) Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy, 2014, 95 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic I haven't done a statistical analysis but I bet this film was on more critic, newspaper, and magazine top ten lists in 2014 than any film save Boyhood. When we first learned that...

We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay) – Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico, 2010, 89 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic We Are What We Are – Jim Mickle, USA, 2013, 105 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic So many remakes, especially the most common kind—English-language versions of foreign-language horror films—seem...