Film reviews and more

Day: 17 May 2017

Feature: Colossal, love and other monsters

When there’s a monster on the loose, all manner of behaviour becomes reasonable. You can check under the bed each night, commandeer a vehicle or wield firearms: a state of emergency demands different rules. Such is […]

Cannes 2017: Our picks of the lineup

The red carpet is being vacuumed, the Croisette prepped – new anti- terrorist bollards a grim reminder of the times – and a young Claudia Cardinale dances exuberantly above the Palais du Cinéma. Everything is almost […]

Film Review: Whisky Galore

★★☆☆☆ Aside from a brief spell of rationing-enforced drought, torrents of the much fabled ‘water of life’ flow through Gillies MacKinnon’s Whisky Galore. It’s a shame that his latest feature – a remake of the Ealing […]

Film Review: Spaceship

★★★★☆ Alex Taylor’s Spaceship makes no bones about its American arthouse influences. In transporting the acclaimed pairs’ teenage wasteland visions of America to Aldershot, Taylor’s creative gambit could have been a move fraught with the perils […]

Film Review: Lost in Lebanon

★★★★★ This heartbreaking film by Sophia and Georgia Scott follows four Syrian refugees as they struggle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon. Syria’s neighbour has had to cope with a massive influx of refugees – Lebanon’s […]

Film Review: Colossal

★★★☆☆ Some films manage to generate a sense of grandeur on a shoestring budget, whilst others somehow feel like indie flicks no matter how much money is thrown at them. In the case of Nacho Vigalondo’s […]