Film reviews and more

Day: 24 May 2014

Cannes 2014: ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Palme d’Or

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan this evening won Cannes’ top prize, the coveted Palme d’Or, for his latest film, Winter Sleep. A worthy award winner after previously coming close with such past efforts as 2011’s Once Upon […]

Cannes 2014: ‘Winter Sleep’ review

★★★★☆ Having carried home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film back in 2011 with the exceptional Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, celebrated Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns to both the Croisette and the […]

Cannes 2014: ‘White God’ review

★★☆☆☆ The recently crowned winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes is Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s sixth feature, White God (2014), a sort of canine Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011). […]

Cannes 2014: ‘Spartacus & Cassandra’ review

★★★★☆ A real gem hidden deep in the Cannes’ ACID sidebar, Spartacus & Cassandra (2014) follows two Roma children in France coming to terms with the fact that their parents – and their living situation – […]

Cannes 2014: ‘Snow in Paradise’ review

★★☆☆☆ Showing in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes, film editor Andrew Hulme’s directorial debut, Snow in Paradise (2014), is a brave attempt to inject new life into the tired genre of the London gangland […]