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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading