Film reviews and more

Day: 16 February 2011

Barbican Film: ‘Girls on Air’

Valentina Monti’s Girls on the Air (2009) provides a fresh portrayal of modern day Afghanistan, revealing a very different country to the stereotypical “war-torn” nation portrayed by the Western media. It focuses on a group of young Afghan idealists trying to make a difference in a […]

Special Feature: In defence of the Coen brothers

In an article published in this weekend’s Guardian Film section, the writer Will Self takes upon himself the job of announcing to readers of that newspaper and the world in general that the Coen brothers just aren’t that good after all. The article not only […]

The Cut: Bizarre Magazine Presents ‘The Last Victim’

If you haven’t had the pleasure of making it to any of Bizarre Magazine’s ‘The Cut’ monthly underground cinema evening, then I strongly urge you to get your backsides down there. It’s free entry, you get one free beer (and bottles after that are a […]

Barbican Film: Michelangelo Antonioni Directorspective

The highlight of the Barbican’s Michelangelo Antonioni Directorspective have arguably been the screenings of L’avventura (1960) and La notte (1961), the first two films of what has been described by critic Philip French as the “The Antonioni Walk,” an unofficial, loose trilogy of modernist films that explore the existential crisis […]