Film reviews and more

Day: 13 October 2014

DVD Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

★★★★☆ Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need is Kill, Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow (2014) is a rare beast: an actioner with an abundance of charm and wit. Contorting the classic hero’s journey of redemption and sacrifice into a high concept allegory for how […]

DVD Review: ‘Chinese Puzzle’

★★★☆☆ Like a distant Gallic relative to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy – though worlds apart in terms of style and tone – it’s been over a decade since Cédric Klapisch first introduced a multinational group of friends sharing an Barcelona apartment in Pot Luck (2002). […]

Interview: Bruno Dumont on his ‘Camille Claudel 1915’

French director Bruno Dumont’s Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), which premièred at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, sees Juliette Binoche take the lead as the famous French artist and lover of Auguste Rodin. The main thrust of Dumont’s latest sees Camille placed by her brother, the […]

DVD Review: ‘Camille Claudel 1915’

★★★☆☆ If French director Bruno Dumont’s last work, the enigmatic Hors Satan (2012), was a horror film devoid of genre convention then his latest, Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), is an enticing deconstruction of the period drama. The film, released on DVD in the UK this […]

London 2014: ‘Free Fall’ review

★★★☆☆ György Pálfi’s wilfully sardonic Free Fall (2014) is an inflammatory anthology of satirical vignettes all set within the same Budapest housing block. A jovial take on contemporary Hungarian society, Pálfi’s latest places the former Soviet satellite state within a hall or mirrors, with each […]