Film reviews and more

Day: 22 May 2015

Cannes 2015: ‘Valley of Love’ review

★★☆☆☆ Two legends of French cinema arrived on the Cannes Croisette today, with Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert starring as fictionalised versions of themselves in Guillaume Nicloux’s meditation on family, death and forgiveness, Valley of Love (2015). Gerard (Depardieu) and […]

Cannes 2015: ‘The Little Prince’ review

★★☆☆☆ On 30 December 1935, aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, along with his copilot, crashed in the Sahara desert while trying to break a speed record. Although they survived the crash, the ordeal had only begun and several days […]

Cannes 2015: ‘Dope’ review

★★★★☆ Fresh from a successful bow at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope (2015) hit the Director’s Fortnight sidebar at Cannes to resounding praise from the critical circuit. It’s a hip–hop remix of the kind of […]

Cannes 2015: ‘Alias María’ review

★★★☆☆ Showing in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes, Colombian director José Luis Rugeles’ sophomore effort Alias María (2015) is a tense thriller about a child soldier’s attempt to survive war and pregnancy in the jungle. Deep in the […]