Film reviews and more

Day: 7 April 2015

#Ben Nicholson #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Force Majeure’

★★★★☆ The awkward skirmishes of a growing marital rift are the thrust of Ruben Östlund’s hilarious and deadpan Swedish satire Force Majeure (2014). Snow-laden peaks are often the setting for cinematic peril and disaster, but in Östlund’s latest – which understandably picked up the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes […]


Film Review: ‘Drone’

★★★☆☆ Drone warfare is a uniquely contemporary issue that is still plaguing many countries, especially those in the Middle East who find themselves consistently in the crosshairs of drone pilots. There is a coldness, a brutishness that seems to icily infect anyone this form of warfare touches. In Drone (2014), Tonje Hessen Schei […]

#John Bleasdale #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Bypass’

★★☆☆☆ Better Things director Duane Hopkins’ second feature, Bypass (2014), is a stylistically overblown tale from the lower echelons of crime and economic hardship. The first ten minutes or so follow Greg (Benjamin Dilloway), a young man whose football career was terminated by a brutal injury. All he has left are the memories […]