Russian Film Festival 2012: ‘Me Too’ review

★★★☆☆ A metaphysical parable for the discontent felt by those under the ominous cloud of both social unrest and the crumbling European economy, Alexei Balahanov’s Me Too (Ya Tozhe Khochu, 2012) is a surprisingly droll take on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979), examining our inherent longing for happiness behind the mundane Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Alps’

★★★★☆ Greek oddity Alps (Alpeis, 2011) is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to innovative director Yorgos Lanthimos’ critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated Dogtooth (2009). Much like his previous outing, the less you know about Alps’ surreal tale the more effective it is, demanding you become immersed into Lanthimos’ peculiar world through a Continue Reading