Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Leo Schwartz

Review: “A Fantastic Woman” earns its Best Foreign Film nomination


A Fantastic Woman, Chile's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, is a beautiful and heartbreaking drama about a trans woman dealing with the...

Review: In “Rock’n Roll”, Marion Cotillard plays herself to comic effect


A biting comedy about the ego of celebrity and the pain of getting old, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.