Film reviews and more

Day: 5 April 2016

Film Review: Dheepan

★★★★☆ Jacques Audiard is a strict adherent to the notion of quality over quantity. A career now spanning more than two decades customarily sees “the French Scorsese” spend three to four years in the development of […]

Interview: Tom Geens

Less is certainly more in Tom Geens’ sophomore feature Couple in a Hole. A Scottish couple go native in the French countryside as they grieve a great loss by living off the land. The Belgian director […]

Film Review: Couple in a Hole

★★★☆☆ If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Living a survivalist existence to rival any of Bear Grylls exploits deep in the Pyrenean wilderness are John (Paul Higgins) and […]

Film Review: Boulevard

★★☆☆☆ The majority of headlines and reviews on Boulevard – this one included – will preface any thoughts on Dito Montiel’s latest offering with the simple fact that it is Robin Williams’ last appearance onscreen. Considering […]

Film Review: The Absent One

★★☆☆☆ From Borgen director Mikkel Nørgaard comes The Absent One, a lacklustre and cliché-ridden follow-up to 2013’s Danish crime thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes which suggests that the trend for Scandinavian noir might have exhausted […]