Film reviews and more

Day: 15 April 2015

Kinoteka 2015: ‘Knights of the Teutonic Order’ review

★★★★☆ “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever,” quoth Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero. The turning wheel of time on which the master orator predicated this assertion is […]

Kinoteka 2015: ‘Blind Chance’ review

★★★★☆ Traditional narrative tropes of chance and fate are employed to glean some insight into living in Communist era Poland in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance (1987). Imagine Sliding Doors (1998) but rather than setting in motion […]

Kinoteka 2015: ‘A Short Film About Killing’ review

★★★★★ “Since the days of Cain, no punishment has improved the world or deterred anyone from committing crimes.” A Short Film About Killing (1988) – Krzysztof Kieslowski’s expansion on the fifth chapter of his lauded Dekalog […]

Film Review: ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown’

★★☆☆☆ The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) is a bizarre remake/sequel hybrid of the 1976 film of the same name. That film, directed by Charles B. Pierce, recounted the real life murders attributed to a serial […]

Interview: Kristian Levring, ‘The Salvation’

Kristian Levring looks like one of the characters in his new film The Salvation (2014) – a distinct face, long dark hair, you could imagine him taking out someone with a rusty Victorian sniper. But the […]

Film Review: ‘The Salvation’

★★★☆☆ The first film in over eight years for director Kristian Levring, The Salvation (2014) was a much-needed outlier on the festival circuit. A rare genre piece in a field of arthouse heavyweights, it served as […]

Film Review: ‘Last Knights’

★★☆☆☆ Over a decade on from the success of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films, fantasy is still proving a crowd pleasing genre both in cinemas and on television. Game of Thrones continues to dominate […]