Film reviews and more

Day: 21 September 2016

Film Review: The Girl with All the Gifts

★★★☆☆ Colm McCarthy’s second feature film, The Girl with All the Gifts is a gory and unsettling examination of the nature versus nurture dichotomy, and proves an excellent opening gambit from young newcomer Sennia Nanua in the title role. Melanie […]

Film Review: De Palma

★★★★☆ It is both continually amusing and rather unexpected that the most offensive exclamation uttered by a director famed for gun battles, bloody violence and pushing the barriers of visual storytelling is “Holy mackerel!” De Palma is an illuminating, engrossing […]

Film Review: Baden Baden

★★★☆☆ Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden is a simple story of an aimless woman returning to her hometown and building a new shower stall for her grandmother. Not much else happens in terms of traditional plot, yet this arthouse oddity is […]

Film Review: Aloys

★★★☆☆ Convention dictates that relationship dramas are, at their core, about the connection between two people. Although Tobias Nölle’s Aloys ostensibly adheres to this formula, it spends more time probing a far more interesting and unorthodox relationship; that between a […]

Film Review: 31

★★★★☆ “Shall we do this Whitechapel-style, then?” Doom-Head (Richard Brake) asks, rhetorically, to final girl Charly (Sheri Moon Zombie), in the penultimate scene of 31, the latest offering from Rob Zombie, a director whose films are the very definition of […]