Film reviews and more

Day: 15 October 2014

London 2014: ‘The World of Kanako’ review

★★☆☆☆ Tetsuya Nakashima’s icy drama Confessions (2010) took the hyper-stylised aesthetics of his early work Kamikaze Girls (2004) and Memories of Matsuko (2006) and refined their energy and exuberance into a tightly wound revenge drama. His […]

London 2014: ‘Dearest’ review

★★★★☆ The taking of a beloved child is the nightmarish scenario at the centre of Thai filmmaker Peter Chan’s effective melodrama, Dearest (2014), competing in the London Film Festival’s Official Competition. China is painfully stricken by […]

Film Review: ‘Birdman’

★★★★★ Last year, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (2013) wowed audiences with its bravura setpieces and technical prowess, taking us into space and back down to earth again. This year, London’s Surprise Film is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman […]