Film reviews and more

Day: 30 October 2013

Film Review: ‘Gloria’

★★★★☆ Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria (2013) is a lighthearted examination of a country in a state of flux, told beautifully through the tragic endeavours of its hopelessly romantic protagonist, that’s both charming and culturally enlightening. […]

Film Review: ‘Drinking Buddies’

★★★☆☆ It would appear that mumblecore is being defanged by the very directors who gave the movement its bite. Like the Duplass brothers’ limp Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012), Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies (2013) is […]

Film Review: ‘Cutie and the Boxer’

★★★★☆ Observational documentary must, it seems, walk a perpetual tightrope; with its sights set on an elusive realism, there is always the danger of subjects that are unable to provide the desired naturalism when in front […]

Film Review: ‘Child’s Pose’

★★★★☆ Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Călin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose (2013) carries on the fine social realist work of fellow contemporary Romanian directors Cristian Mungiu and Cristi Puiu […]