Cannes 2012: ‘Holy Motors’ review

★★★★☆ French-born director Leos Carax returns to cinema screens this year with Holy Motors (2012), his first feature film for over a decade (since 1999’s Pola X ), which premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival and has since become somewhat of a late favourite for the prestigious Palme d’Or Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Personal Best’

★★★☆☆ Not to be confused with the 1982 romantic drama, Sam Blair’s Personal Best (2012) is a BFI-supported documentary sharing the stories of three professional runners aiming towards competing in the 2012 London Olympics. What Personal Best lacks in fictional tales of love and friendship, it makes up for in real-life, Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Free Men’

★★★☆☆ It would be fair to say that French Algerian actor Tahar Rahim hasn’t quite met the lofty expectations placed upon his relatively young shoulders following his towering performance in Jacques Audiard’s breathtaking A Prophet (Un Prophète, 2009). Recent performances in Kevin Macdonald’s The Eagle (2010) and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Black Continue Reading