When a young teenage boy and his older brother are on the run, memories, reality, and fantasy blur together into a haze of chaos and confusion. The Strange Ones, written and directed by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff, is part disturbing-thriller, part bizarre drama. (LMB: 2.5/5)
In absolute darkness, a single shot explodes through the night and is immediately followed by a soft thump as another kangaroo hits the ground. Deeply disturbing and eye-opening, Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story, Kate McIntyre Clere and Michael McIntyre's documentary, is a must-see. (LMB: 4/5)
Written by Geling Yan, Youth follows the complicated, deeply intertwined stories of an arte troupe in Maoist China’s People’s Liberation Army. The film begins with a young woman’s acceptance into the troupe, which takes the viewer on her journey, and immerses them into quotidian life in the Chinese military. (FEA: 5/5).
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers opens on a moment of peace, and an unfortunately short-lived sliver of normalcy before chaos rains down on all of Cambodia in 1975. Writer Loung Ung and writer/director Angelina Jolie have created a film that follows a young child through her loss of innocence. (LMB: 4.5/5)
Scotland Yard is grasping at straws after a series of seemingly disconnected murders sweep the streets of London. Written by Jane Goldman, The Limehouse Golem, based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd, is a fantastic tale of love, revenge, and murder. (LMB: 4.5/5)