Film reviews and more

Day: 11 September 2014

Toronto 2014: ‘Nightcrawler’ review

★★★☆☆ “If you wanna win the lottery,” claims Lou Bloom, a gaunt and greasy Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy crime drama Nightcrawler (2014), “you’ve gotta make the money to buy a ticket.” It’s a sly catchphrase […]

Film Review: ‘A Spell to Ward off the Darkness’

★★★★☆ A collaborative journey across the spiritual plains of Northern Europe, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s A Spell to Ward off the Darkness is arthouse cinema at is most challenging, pushing ethnographic fetishism and self-reflective analyses […]

Film Review: ‘Pride’

★★★★☆ Following the minor disappointment of Ken Loach’s somewhat lethargic Jimmy’s Hall (2014), left-leaning political activism returns to UK cinemas, but this time in the much livelier and fun-filled exuberance of Matthew Warchus’ Queer Palm-winning agit-comedy […]

Film Review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

★★★☆☆ Dutch visual artist Anton Corbijn compiles an all-star cast for his much-anticipated film adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling novel A Most Wanted Man (2014). Starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman alongside Daniel Brühl, Willem […]