An expert comedy from maestro director Jafar Panahi. Naturalism and eloquence on a drive in virtual real time.
Jafar Panahi's TAXI is a demonstration of a filmmaker in total command of the medium.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT ★½☆☆☆
Excruciating dialogue/performances. Herzog's landscape and societal fragility watered down.
Herzog writes way enunciates: Un/intentionally hilariously.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA had Lean-O'Toole-Bolt and 3 hours 36.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT needed Herzog on AGUIRRE/FITZCARRALDO form.
45 YEARS ★★★★★
Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND) makes ANOTHER YEAR/EXHIBITION cross. Understatedly working on multi-planes.
K [embargoed until world premiere]