Film reviews and more

Day: 4 August 2014

DVD Review: ‘Jealousy’

★★★★☆ Jealousy’s (2013) modesty belies its emotional and structural complexity. The new film from French auteur Philippe Garrel, it’s a short but substantial rumination on love and the life of the artist. It’s a deeply serious […]

DVD Review: ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

★★☆☆☆ Odenigbo (12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) are sat in uncomfortable silence at the dinner table before the quiet is pierced by a question: “Are we still trying to have a […]

DVD Review: ‘The Double’

★★★☆☆ British actor and director Richard Ayoade follows up his sublime black comedy Submarine (2010) with intense and brooding sophomore feature The Double (2013), an adaptation of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1846 novella of the same […]

Interview: Richard Ayoade talks ‘The Double’

After rightly drawing critical approval for his debut feature – an invigorating adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine, British comic-cum-filmmaker Richard Ayoade returns with second feature The Double (2013), taking as its source Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s dark, […]

Interview: David Gordon Green on Southern noir ‘Joe’

David Gordon Green is that rarest of directors – unpredictable and eclectic. He’s directed gripping arthouse dramas like his debut George Washington (2000), stoner comedies like Pineapple Express (2008) and the historical spoof Your Highness (2011) […]