Film reviews and more

Day: 5 April 2017

Film Review: Neruda

★★★★☆ If Pablo Larraín’s Jackie was etched as cold, clinical but compassionate newsprint, the tone of the Chilean director’s second recent biographical offering, Neruda, is lavished in the vivid, vibrant flare of an eye-popping storybook. The two films premiered just […]

Film Review: A Quiet Passion

★★★☆☆ Terence Davies is no stranger to biographical film, having mined his own life story to great effect in Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes. The overall tone of his sensitive Emily Dickinson biopic mirrors the great […]

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

  ★★★★☆ Raoul Peck’s provocative and timely documentary I Am Not Your Negro is an incisive meditation on America’s Civil Rights Movement told through the eyes of the late novelist James Baldwin. Peck’s Oscar-nominated film focuses on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript […]

Film Review: City of Tiny Lights

★★★★☆ As with many great film noirs of days gone by, City of Tiny Lights begins with the setting sun. A man’s voice speaks of “the lies people tell, the truths they don’t”, but in the gathering gloom it’s not […]