On being called up to act in this basketball drama after thinking he'd be sitting on the sidelines as part of the film's crew.
Stephen Saito is an L.A.-based writer whose work has been published in The L.A. Times, Premiere, and IFC.com.
Interview: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw on Unearthing the Hidden Treasures in “The Truffle Hunters”
The co-directors talk about designing a process of filmmaking akin to its subjects to extract riches from a fertile story of tradition and a...
Berlinale 2021 Review: An Unhoused Community Finds Their Wings Where They Can in Carlos Alfonso Corral’s “Dirty Feathers”
In the streets of El Paso, a portrait of those without a roof over their head shows the resourcefulness required for emotional shelter as mu...
Berlinale 2021 Review: Fate Comes Into Focus in Alexandre Koberidze’s Wondrous “What Do We See When We Look at the Sky”
A marvelous and meticulously conceived drama considers the things that are just out of our control.
Berlinale 2021 Review: Love Lies Below Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Enchanting “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”
An omnibus from the writer/director of "Happy Hour" and "Asako I and II" continues a unique view of relationships, including the ones we hav...
A musically-inclined teacher brings together a real band of outsiders in this exquisite doc.
A soldier starts to reconsider his mission in this compelling World War II drama.
Berlinale 2021 Review: Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher Deliver the Time of Our Lives in “The Girl and the Spider”
The filmmakers behind "The Strange Little Cat" return with a curious consideration of the passage of time.
Berlinale 2021 Review: A Connection Blossoms Under Trying Circumstances in Natalie Morales’ “Language Lessons”
A course in Spanish gives way to aid in other areas when tragedy strikes in this thoughtful dramedy.
Berlinale 2021 Review: A Daughter and Father’s Relationship Takes On Its Own Gravity in Jacqueline Lentzou’s “Moon 66 Questions”
A young woman left to care for her father wonders when someone will look out for her in this moving character study.