Film reviews and more

Day: 12 June 2012

BFI Anime Season: ‘A Letter to Momo’

★★★☆☆ Marking a phenomenal shift in tone and style from his testosterone-charged, extremely violent 1999 debut Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, director Hiroyuki Okiura returns with A Letter to Momo (2011), a much softer, family orientated drama about paternal loss and […]

DVD Review: ‘The Woman in the Fifth’

★★☆☆☆ Paweł Pawlikowski’s enigmatic drama-mystery The Woman in the Fifth (2011) is a true multi-national production in every sense of the term, bringing together a Polish director, an American lead (in the world-weary form of Ethan Hawke) and a French-adapted […]

Secret Cinema: June/July review

“Are you a data scientist?” she asks. Yes, comes the reply. “Oh, you must be our specialist in Sumerian and Assyrian archaeology!” she adds, before engaging in a lengthy conversation about a certain celebrated dissertation on Mesopotamian ziggurats. This would […]