Film reviews and more

Day: 5 November 2014

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Film Review: ‘Playtime’

★★★★★ Certain cinematic experiences pander to repeated sittings. Eventually maturity brings with it enlightenment and the secret passages that spark the conscious through sheer luminosity. Jacques Tati’s observation satire Playtime (1967) is one such événement and one can both envy and pity a first time viewer as they take their seat and prepare […]

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Film Review: ‘Leviathan’

★★★★★ Andrey Zvyaginstev’s films are often characterised by a recurring focus on the breakdown of family values. Whilst Leviathan (2014) contains the same dense metaphysical imagery and spiritual philosophising of his previous work, here his layered social criticism is more solidified, illuminating a world governed by quarrelsome and belligerent men and the tragic […]

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Film Review: ‘Interstellar’

★★★★☆ Following the mad matryoshka architecture of dreams in Inception (2010), and having finally vacated Gotham’s city limits for good, Christopher Nolan is now aiming his gaze firmly onto the most epic of imaginable canvases. The history of mankind’s achievement is built on voracious exploration, and Nolan now asks audiences to follow his […]

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Film Review: ‘The Case Against 8’

★★★☆☆ The Case Against 8 (2014) looks at one of the most divisive issues in contemporary American life: that of same sex marriage. Directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White track the five year battle to get California’s Proposition 8 overturned. Prop 8 as it was colloquially known was a state constitutional amendment passed […]