Film reviews and more

Day: 20 March 2014

Film Review: ‘Yves Saint Laurent’

★★★☆☆ Actor turned director Jalil Lespert’s latest feature, Yves Saint Laurent (2014), sets about the ambitious task of condensing into an 106-minute film the life and work of one of fashion’s most celebrated icons. The result […]

Film Review: ‘The Unknown Known’

★★★★☆ With The Unknown Known (2013), inimitable documentarian Errol Morris has taken the age old adage “Give em enough rope” before expanding it into a timely political critique; an oft-infuriating but deft tête-à-tête with former US […]

Film Review: ‘Starred Up’

★★★☆☆ Having paced the peripheries of the British film industry for over twenty years (going all the way back to his striking 1994 debut Dirty Diamonds), director David Mackenzie appears to be on the verge of […]

Film Review: ‘Salvo’

★★★☆☆ A stoic tough guy being confronted by his own maltreated conscience is hardly a novelty in cinema. When the convention is adopted, there is always the hope that it with the intention to approach the […]