Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia Region, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund,…

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Ida

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A girl raised from infancy in a convent is preparing to take her vows in mid-sixties Poland when a woman shows up claiming to be a relative.  It turns out the visitor is her aunt Wanda, who reveals that the future Sister Anna is actually a Jewish girl named Ida, placed…

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

BB.5 (out of 5) As children, they ate the candy off a witch’s house and almost died for it, but thanks to some quick thinking were able to turn the game around and cook the old crone in her own oven instead. Now fully grown up, the most famously abandoned children in fairy tale history…

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The Woman In The Fifth (La Femme Du Veme)

BBB (out of 5) Moody, creepy drama in which American Ethan Hawke shows up in Paris with the intent of reconciling with his French wife and being reunited with his daughter. Following the theft of all his belongings almost immediately upon his arrival, he takes up residence in a hovel of a rooming house run by a…

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