Film Review: ‘How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire’

★★★☆☆ ‘A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled’. Never has there been a more fitting example of the the previous Raymond Chandler quote than How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire (2011), the documentary debut from director Daniel Edelstyn. Having lost his father at the tender age Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘In Darkness’

★★★★☆ In Darkness (2011), nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, makes for hard, but fundamentally essential viewing. The Polish film by award winning director Agnieszka Holland and starring Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann and Agnieszka Grochowska, is a brutal and thought-provoking drama which serves to remind us why Continue Reading