Film reviews and more

Day: 13 June 2012

Film Review: ‘Kosmos’

★★★★☆ From Reha Erdem, the celebrated director of Times and Winds (2006), comes Kosmos (2010), a confounding, yet beautiful film, which only furthers the burgeoning reputation of the Turkish film industry as a thriving breeding ground for imaginative and innovative […]

Film Review: ‘Polisse’

★★☆☆☆ On paper, actress and director Maïwenn’s CPU (Child Protection Unit) orientated procedural drama Polisse (2011), with its blend of both the humorous and the harrowing, sounds an ambitious approach to tackling the issue of child abuse in her native […]

Film Review: ‘A Royal Affair’

★★★☆☆ Winner of both the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at this year’s Berlinale (the latter for Mikkel Boe Følsgaard’s eccentric turn as King Christian VII), Nikolaj Arcel’s Danish costume romp A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære, 2012) functions […]

Film Review: ‘Red Lights’

★★★☆☆ After making an impression with his claustrophobic directorial debut Buried (2010), writer and director Rodrigo Cortés returns to cinema screens with ex-Sundance entry Red Light (2012): a psychological thriller that explores the blurry line between scientific validation and those supernatural […]

Interview: Cronenberg and Pattinson talk ‘Cosmopolis’

David Cronenberg’s latest endeavour, Cosmopolis (2012), is yet another explicit example of the Canadian director’s digression from an earlier corpus of work, which has been neatly categorised as body horror. Cronenberg’s more recent movies have approached starkly realist subject matter, […]

Film Review: ‘Cosmopolis’

★★★★☆ Canadian director David Cronenberg’s most recent strides in the world of film have been far less fantastically and brutally graphic than that of his earlier work such as Rabid (1977), Videodrome (1983) and The Fly (1986). Nonetheless, Cronenberg has […]