Film reviews and more

Day: 7 August 2014

Film Review: ‘Welcome to New York’

★★★★★ If Go Go Tales (2007) and 4:44: Last Day on Earth (2011) suggested that Abel Ferrara may be entering a late master period, then Welcome to New York (2014) confirms it. It’s a bold fictional […]

Film Review: ‘Wakolda’

★★★☆☆ Notions of childhood innocence and guilt through complicity are played against one another in Argentine director Lucía Puenzo’s deliberate but unexceptional pot-boiler Wakolda (2013). Premièring in the Un Certain Regard programme at the 2013 Cannes […]

Film Review: ‘To Catch a Thief’

★★★★☆ Desire in and of itself is artificial. According to cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, it is this that makes cinema “the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire, it tells you how to […]