Film reviews and more

Day: 21 May 2014

Film Review: Whiplash

★★★★★ Following on from its hugely successful world premiere at Sundance this year, Damien Chazelle’s second feature, Whiplash (2014), hits the Croisette showing in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. After catching the eye and winning plaudits for his impressive lead turn […]

Film Review: ‘Top Dog’

★☆☆☆☆ Adapted from the novel by Green Street scribe Dougie Brimson, Top Dog (2014) is the latest offering from Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films, who seem intent on burying British independent cinema under a mountain of cockney gangster flicks and inferior horrors. […]

Film Review: ‘Heli’

★★★☆☆ Despite an audacious scene near its midpoint that will undoubtedly prompt much tongue-wagging, Amat Escalante’s third feature, Heli (2013), is largely about just how commonplace unexceptional cruelty and bloodshed has become in his native Mexico. His previous film, Los […]