Film reviews and more

Day: 1 March 2017

Film Review: We Are X

★★☆☆☆ Does playing Madison Square Garden mark the pinnacle of any rock bands live career? Is it at the moment you take to a stage graced by Elvis, Led Zeppelin, The Stones and other greats, that you can say you’ve […]

Film Review: The Student

★★★☆☆ Russian writer-director Kirill Serebrennikov first came to prominence outside of Russia with 2012’s Dostoyevskian tale of marital woe, Betrayal. Serebrennikov has adapted German playwright Marius von Mayenburg’s Martyr for The Student, a dark and slightly hysterical portrait of fundamentalist fever. Veniamin […]

Film Review: Logan

★★★★☆ “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” In both the first and final frames of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s muscled, hirsute Wolverine wakes not alongside a beautiful woman nor at a school for mutants, but from a fitful […]

Film Review: Certain Women

★★★★☆ Resilience is often a defining trait of the ordinary people that populate the stark Pacific Northwest in Kelly Reichardt’s enthralling elliptical narratives. There may rarely be melodramatic adversity to overcome – her most recent film Night Moves was the […]