Film reviews and more

Day: 29 September 2016

#Jamie Neish #Reviews

Film Review: Urban Hymn

★★★★☆ Debuting at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, British crime drama Urban Hymn is an impressively rounded character study set against the London riots of 2011, in which people far and wide acted out in protest to the death of Mark Duggan. Teenager Jamie (Letitia Wright) has been in care at a state-run […]

#Martyn Conterio #Reviews

Film Review: Under the Shadow

★★★★★ Director Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow uses the haunted house setup and classical filmmaking techniques expressly for political purposes. Former radical leftist Shedih (Narges Rashidi) is re-educated by the theocratic state in post-revolution Iran. The evil spirits plaguing the flat of this young mum not only represent a mental and physical torture, […]

#John Bleasdale #Reviews

Film Review: Swiss Army Man

★★★☆☆ How far can a fart joke get you? That’s the question posed by Sundance offering Swiss Army Man. The answer is surprisingly far, but ultimately it’s going to start to go stale at some point. Viral video artists Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s debut feature is a loopy comedy of visual inventiveness […]