Film Review: ‘Kshay’ (‘Corrode’)

★★★★☆ A woman’s slide into blinding obsession rests at the heart of Karan Gour’s debut feature Kshay (Corrode, 2011). Ambitious – both conceptually and in its execution – the film’s tight budget and small crew belie Gour’s achievement. Kshay is intriguing, well-paced and full of arresting visuals that seem to Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Tabloid’

★★★★☆ Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (Thin Blue Line [1988], Fog of War [2003]) returns with his ninth feature-length documentary Tabloid (2010), an intriguing and jovial examination of the sensationalism which fuels tabloid journalism. Morris found the perfect subject in Joyce McKinney for his exposé of how truth can often Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Immortals’

★★★☆☆ You know you’re in safe hands when the mellifluous tones of John Hurt waft over the opening credits. Immortals (2011), the latest fantasy from Indian director Tarsem Singh starring Mickey Rourke, new Superman: Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans and Stephen Dorff, is breathtakingly beautiful, viciously Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘L’Amour Fou’

★★★★☆ Only after watching Pierrre Thoretton’s directorial debut L’Amour Fou (2010) do you begin to realise the influence that couturier Yves-Saint Laurent had, not only on the world of fashion, but also on everyday culture. Charting the decision by YSL’s business and personal partner Pierre Bergé to sell their collection Continue Reading