Film reviews and more

Day: 17 February 2015

Film Review: ‘Project Almanac’

★★★☆☆ By transporting the narrative from a common day modern setting to a universe where anything is possible and new foundations for proper societal living are fundamentally obscured and changed, science fiction allows the audience to question their own ambiguous handling of […]

Film Review: ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’

★★★★☆ A quirky modern folktale from the Zellner brothers, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (2014) is not only a testament to the transcendental powers of the imagination, but to filmmaking itself. After mysteriously unearthing a VHS of Fargo (1996), Kumiko (Rinko […]

Film Review: ‘The Duke of Burgundy’

★★★★☆ Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy (2014) finds the director channelling his Eurotrash obsession into a vision that is palpably his own. It’s a brilliant work of erotic esoterica that sashays beautifully from the kinky to the oneiric. Audiences […]

Film Review: ‘Cake’

★★☆☆☆ The crippling nature of living with severe chronic pain is a subject that affects millions of people around the world and is severely under-represented in cinema. Daniel Barnz’s Cake (2014) attacks the subject head-on and explores the often embarrassing […]

Film Review: ‘Blackhat’

★★★★☆ Blackhat (2015) isn’t the Michael Mann cyber-thriller you may have been expecting. It’s a remarkable film about tangibility in the digital world and its auteur strips himself of any sheen and embraces a radical new blockbuster aesthetic constructed on […]