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Cannes 2012: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ review

★★★☆☆ The opening film of the 65th Cannes Film Festival is Wes Anderson’s summery, nostalgic comedy Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Set on a small island off of the New England coast in the summer of 1965, the […]

Film Review: ‘If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle’

★★★☆☆ With debut feature If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010), Romanian director Florin Şerban explores the youth penitentiaries of his home nation, presenting a closed system where the ruthless prosper and the more vulnerable […]

Cannes 2012: ‘The Dish & the Spoon’ review

★★★☆☆ Alison Bagnall’s witty and original romance The Dish & the Spoon (2011) is a gutsy independent love story which belies its modest budget, whilst also showcasing Damsels in Distress (2011) star Greta Gerwig’s unique ability […]

Film Review: ‘She Monkeys’

★★★★★ Swedish director Lisa Aschan’s debut feature She Monkeys (Apflickorna, 2011) is an immensely powerful and precise examination of adolescent female sexuality via the relationship between two young girls, Emma (Mathilda Paradieser) and Cassandra (Linda Molin). […]

Film Review: ‘2 Days in New York’

★★★☆☆ Oh, the French – all those sausages, cheese and croissants, those accents, the obsession with sex – isn’t it hilarious how French they are? If this was the gentle undercurrent of humour in 2007’s 2 […]

Film Review: ‘The Raid’

★★★☆☆ Director Gareth Evans’ flexes his action movie muscles with The Raid (2012), a no-holds barred, testosterone charged, Indonesian martial arts film that whilst rich in conflict and visual panache masks an immaterial script and any […]