Film Reviews N – Z

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N

Neighboring Sounds
(a.k.a. O som ao redor)

Brazil, 2012

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
With: Irma Brown, Sebastiao Formiga, Gustavo Jahn

New Love in Tokyo
(a.k.a. Ai no shinsekai)

Japan, 1994

Director: Banmei Takahashi
With: Sawa Suzuki, Reiko Kataoka

night_porter_criterion_2014The Night Porter
(a.k.a. Il Portiere di Notte)

Italy, 1974

Director: Liliana Cavani
With: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling

Nosferatu_1979.germanNosferatu the Vampyre
(a.k.a. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)

West Germany/France, 1979

Director: Werner Herzog
With: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

la_notte_criterion_dvdLa Notte
(a.k.a. The Night)

Italy, 1961

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
With: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti

Nude for Satan
(a.k.a. Nuda per Satana)

Italy, 1974

Director: Luigi Batzella
With: Rita Calderoni, James Harris

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium/U.K., 2013

Director: Lars von Trier
With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBoeuf, Uma Thurman

coming soon, and laterNymphomaniac: Volume II

Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium/U.K., 2013

Director: Lars von Trier
With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell

O

Oh Boy

(a.k.a. A Coffee in Berlin)

Germany, 2012

Director: Jan Ole Gerster
With: Tom Schilling, Marc Hosemann, Friederike Kempter

P

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

U.S., 2012

Director: Stephen Chbosky
With: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller

See also: David Bowie, patron saint of movie misfits

Le Petit Soldat
(a.k.a. The Little Soldier)

France, 1960/1963

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
With: Anna Karina, Michel Subor

Pieces of Dreams

U.S., 1970

Director: Daniel Haller
With: Robert Forster, Lauren Hutton

they aren't faking itPola X

France/Germany/Switzerland/Japan, 1999

Director: Leos Carax
With: Guillaume Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Katerina Golubeva

Potiche

France, 2010

Director: François Ozon
With: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Judith Godrèche

urge to PurgeThe Purge

U.S./France, 2013

Director: James DeMonaco
With: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey

R

A Rage to Live

U.S., 1965

Director: Walter Grauman
With: Suzanne Pleshette, Ben Gazzara, Peter Graves

Red Hook Summer

U.S., 2012

Director: Spike Lee
With: Clarke Peters, Jules Brown, Toni Lysaith

The Red Riding Trilogy
Red Riding 1974

U.K., 2009

Director: Julian Jerrold
With: Andrew Garfield, Rebecca Hall, Sean Bean

Red Riding 1980

U.K., 2009

Director: James Marsh
With: Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, James Fox

Red Riding 1983

U.K., 2009

Director: Anand Tucker
With: Mark Addy, David Morrissey, Sean Bean

 

Red: Werewolf Hunter

U.S./Canada, 2010

Director: Sheldon Wilson.
With: Felicia Day, Kavan Smith, Stephen McHattie

 

robber_dvdThe Robber
(a.k.a. Der Räuber)

Austria/Germany, 2010

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
With: Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz

Rome Like Chicago
(a.k.a. Bandits in Rome; a.k.a. Roma comme Chicago)

Italy, 1968

Director: Alberto De Martino
With: John Cassavetes, Gabriele Ferzetti

a Tommy Wiseau filmThe Room

U.S., 2003

Director: Tommy Wiseau
With: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero

See also: What is the worst movie ever made?

S

Safety Not Guaranteed

U.S., 2012

Director: Colin Trevorrow
With: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Kristen Bell

salinger-posterSalinger

U.S., 2013

Director: Shane Salerno
With: A lot of people who should have known better

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

U.S./U.K., 2006

Director: Stephen Kijak
With: Scott Walker, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Damon Albarn

Sebastiane

U.K., 1976

Directors: Derek Jarman, Paul Humfress
With: Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James

seven-psychopaths-usa-posterSeven Psychopaths

U.K., 2012

Director: Martin McDonagh
With: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken. Woody Harrelson

Shame

U.K., 2011

Director: Steve McQueen
With: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie

not coming to a theater near youA Short History of Decay

U.S., 2014

Director: Michael Maren
With: Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Skyfall

U.K./U.S., 2012

Director: Sam Mendes
With: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes

See also: A brief, cranky history of James Bond theme songs

Something Like Happiness
(a.k.a. Stestí)

Czech Republic/Germany, 2005

Director: Bohdan Sláma
With: Tatiana Vilhelmová, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová

Sound City

U.S., 2013

Director: Dave Grohl
With: Dave Grohl, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney

Starlet

U.S., 2012

Director: Sean Baker
With: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, James Ransone

Stoker

U.S./U.K., 2013

Director: Chun-wook Park
With: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

Summer Hours
(a.k.a. L’heure d’été)

France, 2008

Director: Olivier Assayas
With: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier

T

3 Women

U.S., 1977

Director: Robert Altman
With: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule

Tanner Hall

U.S., 2009

Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg
With: Rooney Mara, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan, Tom Everett Scott, Brie Larson

Telstar

U.K., 2008

Director: Nick Moran
With: Con O’Neill, Kevin Spacey, JJ Feild

touch_of_sin.euro-posterA Touch of Sin
(a.k.a. Tian zhu ding)

China, 2013

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
With: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng, Tao Zhao

Tower_us.posterThe Tower
(a.k.a. Der Turm)

Germany, 2012

Director: Christian Schwochow
With: Jan Josef Liefers, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Claudia Michelsen, Nadja Uhl

U

Underworld-PosterUnderworld

U.S., 1927

Director: Josef von Sternberg
With: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, Clive Brook

upstream_color_xlgUpstream Color

U.S., 2013

Director: Shane Carruth
With: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth

V

valerie_criterion_bluValerie and Her Week of Wonders
(
a.k.a. Valerie a tyden divu)

Czechoslovakia, 1970

Director: Jaromil Jireš
With: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anyzová, Petr Kopriva,
Jan Klusák

Veronica Mars

TV: U.S., 2004–2007

Created by Rob Thomas
With: Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring

See also: Veronica Mars and crowdsourced film financing

Vivre sa vie

France, 1962

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
With: Anna Karina, Sady Rebout, Peter Kassowitz

W

W.E.

U.K., 2011

Director: Madonna
With: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy

Wild Reeds
(
a.k.a. Les Roseaux Sauvages)

France, 1993

Director: André Téchiné
With: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau

Just another day at the officeThe Wolf of Wall Street

U.S., 2013

Director: Martin Scorsese
With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

yowza!Women in Trouble

U.S., 2009

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
With: Carla Gugino, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Won’t Back Down

U.S., 2012

Director: Daniel Barnz
With: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac

Z

Zombie Ass
(a.k.a. Zonbi asu)

Japan, 2011

Director: Noboru Iguchi
With: Asami, Danny, Kentaro Kishi

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