Film reviews and more

Day: 11 May 2016

Cannes 2016: Our Picks

The Croisette has been tuned and the red carpet swept. The giant poster unfurled above the Theatre Lumiere that fronts the great Palais du Cinema with an image taken from Le Mepris, Jean Luc Godard’s acid-inked […]

Film Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

★★★☆☆ Is it possible, or even a good idea, to make a comedy about the war in Afghanistan? Directorial duo Glenn Ficara and John Requa certainly seem to think so. Partnering up with the ever wonderful […]

Film Review: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

★★★☆☆ In the 1960s, a group of pioneering artists decided to abandon what they saw as the stale and restrictive world of New York’s art galleries for the endless freedom of America’s great outdoors. Leaving behind […]

Film Review: The Seventh Fire

★★★★☆ “About 1/10 every ten years makes it out of here,” says a father exasperated by his drug-peddling son. The outlook for young members of the White Earth Indian Reservation is crushingly bleak. From the outset […]

Film Review: Our Kind of Traitor

★★★☆☆ After The Night Manager wowed audiences on the BBC, now another John le Carré adaptation comes to the silver screen. This time it’s Our Kind of Traitor, a contemporary espionage thriller starring Ewan McGregor and […]

Film Review: Mustang

★★★★☆ In Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut film Mustang, five young orphaned sisters – Lale (Günes Sensoy), Nur (Doga Zeynep Doguslu), Ece (Elit Iscan), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu) and Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan) – full of life and natural […]

Film Review: Green Room

★★★☆☆ When John Carpenter made Assault on Precinct 13 in 1976, he readily acknowledged the influence he drew from George A. Romero in crafting the homogeneous zombie-like horde of gang members laying siege to an L.A. […]

Film Review: Everybody Wants Some!!

★★★★☆ Richard Linklater once again casts his outwardly laid-back yet deceptively astute gaze on those loitering around the edge of adulthood with Everybody Wants Some!! – a joyous and often uproarious portrayal of college-age adolescence and […]

Film Review: Cabin Fever

★☆☆☆☆ When film fans heard that a remake of Eli Roth’s 2002 horror Cabin Fever was on the horizon, it is safe to say that many were baffled. Roth’s original horror movie – which sees five […]