Film reviews and more

Day: 7 September 2014

Toronto 2014: ‘Justice’ review

★★☆☆☆ Most of the contemporary cinema that European audiences get to consume from the Philippines come from visionary (and festival favoured) directors such as Lav Diaz or Raya Martin. The former’s From What Is Before (2014) is not the only […]

Venice 2014: Andersson’s ‘Pigeon’ is a Golden Lion

Surprisingly given the encroachment of the Toronto International Film Festival and the ongoing rivalry with Cannes, the Venice Film Festival still manages to provide a top quality programme. Although there were definitely some notable absences this year – Paul Thomas […]

Venice 2014: ‘The Postman’s White Nights’

★★★★☆ If Anton Chekhov had been a reality show creator, Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Postman’s White Nights (2014) might well have been the result. Playing in competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival, this beautifully realised picture tells the story of […]