Film reviews and more

Day: 25 August 2015

FrightFest 2015: Our picks of the lineup

Returning to Leicester Square for its sixteenth year as the UK’s leading celebration of horror and fantasy cinema, Film4 FrightFest 2015 is also set to be the biggest yet. With 19 world premières, along with 16 […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Vivre Sa Vie’

★★★★★ Named by Susan Sontag as “the perfect film”, Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie (1962), rereleased on Blu-ray this week by the BFI, is an unsentimental billet-doux to Anna Karina, the director’s former wife and muse. […]

DVD Review: ‘Iris’

★★★★☆ Having featured in a variety of documentaries that explore the fashion scene in and around New York City, the unique and irrepressible fashionista Iris Apfel now takes centre stage in one of her very own. […]

DVD Review Queen & Country

★★★☆☆ Queen & Country (2014), which screened in the Director’s Fortnight sidebar at Cannes last year, is the second part of John Boorman’s filmic memoir, following on directly from his 1987 Best Picture Oscar nominee Hope […]

DVD Review: ‘The Falling’

★★★★☆ In a nameless girls’ school, somewhere in wet, rural England, girls are falling – in both senses. The year is 1969, and it starts with the 16-year-old Abbie (Florence Pugh). Her dusky voice is beyond […]

Interview: Carol Morley, ‘The Falling’

Carol Morley was in high spirits on the breezy spring morning CineVue met her (she likens press junkets to speed dating). The wind rustled in the air outside, but not with the sense of foreboding mysticism […]