Here are all our reviews of American movies focusing on independent, art-house films plus a few Hollywood flicks.
Also check out our reviews of American documentaries

American Movies

Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

in American Movies

Written a few years before the recession that affected the end of the previous decade, Don DeLillo’s novel was intended as a visionary work. In six days, writer/director David Cronenberg penned an adaptation of this story showing capitalism as a vampire that sucks the blood of society. With Cosmopolis, the Canadian filmmaker delivers an icy and anxious film that revisits his […]

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Lawless

Lawless

in American Movies

With his cerebral and physical western, The Proposition, director John Hillcoat had delivered an intriguing film, which was featuring holes. Filled with ellipses, his movie was roughly built on – sometimes clumsy and disjointed – narrative blocks. Those narrative gaps were symbolized by bullet holes through which the plot was piercing. With Lawless, Mr. Hillcoat goes the opposite direction, this time making […]

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Dead Man’s Burden

Dead Man’s Burden

in American Movies

Set in sunny New Mexico, this little indie western turns out to be a surprisingly dark and twisted piece of filmmaking. From the beginning, it is clear that Dead Man’s Burden isn’t about plot – the story of a family that is torn apart about selling its farm is pretty familiar – but rather about the psychological confrontation between 3 […]

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Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita

in American Movies

From pre-revolutionary Havana to New York and Hollywood in the fifties, Paris in the sixties and modern day Las Vegas, the retro animation of Chico & Rita is visually stunning. Vibrant hand-drawn animation tells the tormented love story of a beautiful singer and talented piano player narrated in the form of a tragic bolero with the great Bebo Valdés tickling the ivories. The […]

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Prometheus

Prometheus

in American Movies

While Sir Ridley Scott has been enjoying a pretty prolific and varied career, delivering a series of mostly epic and visually stunning works for over 3 decades, he is also the author of two of the most influential sci-fi films, Alien and Blade Runner. Hitting the screens respectively in 1979 and 1982, these two pieces have been landmarks redefining the […]

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

in American Movies

  What are the reasons that push a teen to commit an irreparable act? To this question, which consumes both the victims’ parents and the murderer’s distraught relatives, Lynne Ramsay provides no real answer. Probably because Kevin, as he himself admits to his mother, does not even know himself. And this is where lies the power of  We Need to […]

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