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Her hair in tangled knots, Tsili (Sara Adler, and also Meshi Olinski later on) scrapes around to construct a temporary shelter...
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For the last six years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a blockbuster staple in the film calendar. Since 2008’s...
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Her hair in tangled knots, Tsili (Sara Adler, and also Meshi Olinski later on) scrapes around to construct a temporary shelter in the woods, scratching at her back, sucking bloodied fingers and grunting softly as she goes about her work. She’s been reduced to this by war; a young Jewish woman struggling...September 2nd, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
To most outside Italy, Silvio Berlusconi’s political success is a hard thing to fathom. He comes across a mixture of clown and criminal, unfit to run a fruit stand never mind a country. Yet that’s to misunderstand much of the appeal that comes from a strong and stable figure in a country that burns...September 2nd, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More
The word sumptuous must have been printed across German-Turkish director Fatih Akin’s camera during the making of The Cut. It’s a description he does all he can to own in a film that crosses countries, continents, deserts, mountains and oceans. The Armenian genocide provides the central, although...August 31st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
It’s an inauspicious start for Jude and Mina. Trying to use a toilet in a Chinese restaurant, she finds herself locked in with her future husband and his explosive bowels. Saverio Costanzo opens Hungry Hearts with a slice of broad comedy but don’t go getting the wrong idea. The road ahead is an increasingly...August 31st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
How on earth should you react when something terrible happens to your child? On screen, tragedy is often met with a big explosion of grief, characters crying, screaming and beating the floor in impotent suffering. While these are all understandable responses, the truth for many is likely to be much more...August 31st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl (and the use of the term) has plagued romantic films for the past decade. There are none in sight in Jackie & Ryan, but writer/director Ami Canaan Mann has gone one better by creating the Laidback Folk Dream Guy instead. So utterly perfect is Ben Barnes’ Ryan that it’s...August 31st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
In the stories we tell, love is so often the key to happiness. In Al Pacino’s embittered locksmith though, it turns out to be the lock that’s imprisoned him behind a wall of rage and self-pity for the better part of his adult life. David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn is light on story and entirely...August 31st, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More
Families are fraught with the threat of fireworks at the best of times. If that said family’s business happens to be illegal, just imagine what could happen. If, however, you don’t fancy any imagining right now, Calabrian crime drama Black Souls has gone and done it for you. Overly reliant on stock...August 31st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
The history behind the Safdie brothers’ latest feature is one rich with promise. It’s a shame Heaven Knows What can’t live up to its own backstory. After meeting Arielle Holmes, a young woman living homeless in New York City, the brothers persuaded her to a write a book based on her experiences...August 30th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
Nailing a Philip Roth adaptation is like going after the great white whale. No one’s sure success is possible and pursuing it usually comes at a cost. In The Humbling, it’s Barry Levinson and Al Pacino who don their captain’s gear to go all Ahab on one of the author’s final novels only to emerge...August 30th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More