Film reviews and more

Day: 15 February 2016

DVD Review: The Mutilator

★★☆☆☆ ‘By sword, By pick, By axe, Bye bye’. So goes the tagline of Buddy Cooper’s all-but-forgotten slasher, The Mutilator, an effective subtitle for a film that can’t decide whether it’s a black comedy or straight horror, and ends up […]

Berlin 2016: Maggie’s Plan review

★★☆☆☆ Rebecca Miller’s largely disposable Maggie’s Plan ensnares Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore in an unconventional love triangle. Gerwig plays the eponymous Maggie, a thirtysomething singleton working as a business developer for the arts and design world. Whilst […]

Berlin 2016: Death in Sarajevo review

★★★★☆ The winner of two Silver Bears in 2013 for An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Bosnian director Danis Tanović returns to the Berlinale competition with his spirited new film Death in Sarajevo. Adapted from the 2014 […]

Berlin 2016: Crosscurrent review

★★★★☆ The Yangtze River has played an important part in Chinese history, bringing life, death and industrial growth to the country. Beijing Film Academy graduate Yang Chao’s Crosscurrent uses the river as its driving force, its current acting like the […]