Archive for the ‘Film Reviews’ Category

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said (2013)
Enough Said is the cinema equivalent of a giant hug. Featuring the late James Gandolfini in one of his last roles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the ever brilliant Toni Collette, it tells the story of Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini). The pair are in the same situation; both divorced with children...
October 14th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

All Is Lost (2013)

All Is Lost (2013)
If you’re afraid of sharks, drowning or the sea then All Is Lost might not be the film for you. Having said that, it’s definitely a film that should be seen, preferably on a massive screen with an amazing sound system. Robert Redford, the sole cast member, plays an able sailor who, whilst on a […]
October 13th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Among the most polarizing directors in contemporary world cinema, Bruno Dumont has finally found the material to complement his singularly obdurate aesthetic and editorial style, a manner of studied austerity which has previously felt sycophantically disposed to the arthouse front row. But Camille Claudel...
October 13th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Norte, The End Of History (2013)

Norte, The End Of History (2013)
The fifteenth feature from festival darling Lav Diaz, Norte, The End Of History is a film pregnant with anxiety for the future, its fraught dramatic diptych framing the lives of two men whose worlds intersect at an irrevocable crossroads. Diaz’s anxiety – for the economy, politics, education...
October 13th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Computer Chess (2013)

Computer Chess (2013)
I don’t find computer chess particularly interesting. Nor do I find documentaries that aren’t documentaries about people pretending to be computer programmers very interesting either. And this seems to be the biggest problem with Andrew Bujalski’s (Funny Ha Ha) latest mumblecore (though...
October 13th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska (2013)
My colleague Michael Ewins yesterday told me he couldn’t find the words to describe his love for Nebraska, the latest film from Alexander Payne, so the job has fallen to me. Unfortunately, I’m suffering from the same affliction but I’ll give it a go… So far, for me, this is the best film...
October 11th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Leave To Remain (2013)

Leave To Remain (2013)
Leave To Remain is one of the British films screening at London Film Festival this year and frankly, it’s not a great advert for British cinema. Following three teenagers seeking asylum in Britain, it shows their struggle to learn to live in this country whilst being up against language barriers and...
October 11th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)
I can’t say I enjoyed watching Gravity. As I write this I’m concerned I might have a heart attack or panic attack or burst into tears at any moment. It’s one hell of a film. It’s one hell of a tense film that manages to shred your nerves and destroy your heart in ninety minutes. […]
October 11th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013)

Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013)
Luca Guadagnino and Walter Fasano’s lovingly assembled Bertolucci on Bertolucci is a deceptively simple yet mesmerising paean to legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci. As the title suggests, not only is Bertolucci the one constant in this film (he is in almost every single scene, and...
October 11th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Congress (2013)

The Congress (2013)
A hallucinogenic fishbowl of Hollywood satire, quasi-autobiography and existential sci-fi (based partially on Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress), Ari Folman’s fourth feature is one of the most aggressively idiosyncratic films of the year, and destined to file among its most divisive....
October 10th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More