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by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2018

Toxic masculinity had a year; scan the top three titles on this list and you’ll find three films about self-involved men belaboring the value of ‘their art’ — made by three self-involved men belaboring the value of their art. That may seem like a…

December 29, 2018
Before We Vanish by Alex Engquist Film

Milla | Valérie Massadian

Valérie Massadian’s follow-up to her acclaimed (and still undistributed) 2011 debut Nana is precisely controlled, but without ever resorting to a clinical distance from its subject. Massadian’s form remains as expressive as it is austere, conjuring small wonders out of fluctuations in natural light and…

August 3, 2018
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

New Directors/New Films 2018 – Dispatch 1

The 47th edition of New Directors/New Films runs from Wednesday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 8th. For our first of two dispatches from the festival, we look at the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize winner at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Ava); the late Chinese director Hu Bo’s sole film, a…

March 30, 2018
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