Film reviews and more

Day: 8 February 2015

Baftas 2015: Five for ‘Grand Budapest’

Earlier this evening, Wes Anderson’s Berlin International Film Festival opener The Grand Budapest Hotel took the Baftas by storm, walking away with a total of five awards – most of which were for technical achievements. Following […]

Berlin 2015: ‘Nasty Baby’ review

★★★★☆ An innocuous US comedy that unsuspectingly morphs into a twisted noir, Sebastián Silva’s Nasty Baby (2015) is a socially conscious thriller that confronts the ignorance of a bohemian culture that refuses to accept responsibility for […]

Berlin 2015: ‘Knight of Cups’ review

★★★☆☆ “You don’t want love. You want a love experience.” claims one of the characters in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (2015), almost as if she were addressing the audience directly. A visual symphony for the […]

Berlin 2015: ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’ review

★★★☆☆ Benoît Jacquot’s adaptation of Diary of a Chambermaid, based on Octave Mirbeau’s 1900 novel, is engaging and visually stylish but loses momentum towards its end. Léa Seydoux plays the eponymous heroine who is desperate to […]