Film Review: ‘The Motel Life’

★★★★☆ The hard-drinking, hobo-like existence of the two main characters from real-life siblings Alan and Gabe Polsky’s The Motel Life (2012) recalls the kind of blighted figures and transient lives found in the pages of those classic State-side literary works which trawl the American underbelly. The drab wood-panelled watering holes Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘The Double’

★★★★☆ The follow-up to his blistering directorial debut Submarine (2010), The Double (2013) sees British comic and filmmaker Richard Ayoade turning his attentions further afield with an impressionistic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 19th century novella of the same name. Retaining its dark, pre-Kafka-esque high concept, Ayoade’s sophomore feature is a Continue Reading