Cannes 2013: ‘Borgman’ review

★★★★☆ One of numerous films to make its way to London from the Cannes, Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman (2013) is the darkest of dark horses: an obsidian black comedy with a surreal and genuinely vicious ‘eat the rich’ ethic that might just pinch a prize. The film opens with a Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Something in the Air’

★★☆☆☆ “Vive la révolution!” No single culture betters leftist subculture than the aged liberals of France. Many would refer to it all as misguided historic romanticism. But there are those like Olivier Assayas where their movies echo an intrinsic disconnection with conservative oppression. Assayas’ semi-autobiographical opus, Cold Water (1994), delved Continue Reading