Film Review: ‘Babeldom’

★★★☆☆ In his feature debut, Babeldom (2012), award-winning British experimental animator Paul Bush has made an old-fashioned visual essay exploring the very concept of a city. Referencing the biblical ‘Tower of Babel’, the film numerous incorporates images from London, Dubai, Berlin, Shanghai, Barcelona and Osaka, to build up a palimpsest Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Broken’

★★★★☆ Winner of the Best Film award at last year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), theatre director Rufus Norris’ debut feature Broken (2013) finally gets its UK release this week, courtesy of StudioCanal. An adaptation of Daniel Clay’s novel of the same name, Broken is jam-packed with ideas, almost all Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Robot & Frank’

★★★★☆ This warm and comforting American comedy-drama, set in a near future where android helpers have become a staple of healthcare, presents not only a cosy viewing experience, but also makes several interesting observations about man’s relationship with machines and technology. A ‘comedy’ in the sense that Alexander Payne’s films Continue Reading