Film Reviews and Press
“A charming, earnest, sometimes ungainly mixture of history, criticism and high-minded gossip, ‘Notfilm’ testifies to an almost inexhaustible fascination with the pleasures and paradoxes of cinema.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
“For all its gifted collaborators, ‘Film’ was not a match made in heaven. But for moviegoers who care about film not just as a title, ‘Notfilm’ can be unreservedly recommended.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
★★★★ “A mysterious and in its way staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a film-maker whose creativity is evolving before our eyes.” – The Guardian
“A masterful command of melodrama. Delicate and satisfying.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Enormously touching.” – Variety
“Jia Zhangke blew us away.” – Film Comment
“‘Belladonna of Sadness’ is undoubtedly a landmark of animated film, and arguably a masterpiece. But it’s a very disquieting one.” – New York Times
“A visual and aural masterpiece […] Without exaggeration this is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see.” – Film Journal International
Film Notes contributor Rob Larsen writes about the cult fave by Seijun Suzuki.
Bridget Foster Reed writes about Toshiyuki Kurosu, Seijun Suzuki, and YOUTH OF THE BEAST for Brattle Film Notes.
Manish Mathur writes about Alfred Hitchcock’s FAMILY PLOT for Brattle Film Notes.