Film reviews and more

Day: 17 May 2014

Cannes 2014: ‘Insecure’ review

★★☆☆☆ Adèle Exarchopoulos’ return to Cannes following Blue Is the Warmest Colour’s Palme d’Or win might be the headline from Marianne Tardieu’s French thriller Insecure (2014), but the film itself sadly doesn’t reach the promise of […]

Cannes 2014: ‘Saint Laurent’ review

★★★☆☆ “I’m the last,” an aging Yves Saint Laurent mutters towards the end of Bertrand Bonello’s stylish biopic (one of two in the last twelve months) of the legendary fashion designer, Saint Laurent (2014), showing in […]

Cannes 2014: ‘The Blue Room’ review

★★★☆☆ Following on from his 2010 Best Director win for On Tour, Mathieu Amalric returns to the Cannes Film Festival with his latest directorial effort – a terse little nugget of a crime drama entitled The […]

Cannes 2014: ‘Mr. Turner’ review

★★★★☆ A past Palme d’Or winner and first of two British heavyweights in competition, Mike Leigh returns to Cannes with a beautifully realised portrait of one England’s greatest ever landscape artists, J.M.W. Turner – entitled simply […]