Film reviews and more

Day: 12 October 2017

Film Review: The Ritual

★★★★☆ After the tragic death of their friend, Luke (Rafe Spall), Dom (Sam Troughton), Hutch (Robert James-Collier) and Phil (Arsher Ali) honour him by taking a hiking holiday to Sweden. But after whiny Dom twists his ankle, they take a […]

Film Review: The Party

★★★★☆  The personal and the political clash in The Party, the first film from Sally Potter since 2012’s Ginger & Rosa. It’s a curt, nasty and deftly acted chamber piece high on laughs and savagery about frustrated idealism and how […]

Film Review: The Meyerowitz Stories

★★★★☆ “Family isn’t a word, it’s a sentence,” stated Wes Anderson’s Royal Tenenbaums. In Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), family is more an anthology: a series of short stories we tell ourselves in a way that is […]

DVD Review: Loving Vincent

★★★★☆ Meticulously crafted over a seven-year period, Loving Vincent is a visually wondrous biographical ode to the great impressionist and an animation like no other, comprised of 65,000 frames individually hand-painted by over one hundred artists. The sheer ambition and […]

Film Review: Double Date

★★★☆☆ There’s blood and banter in equal measure throughout Benjamin Barfoot’s dark, irreverent comedy horror Double Date. The thundering opening credits, accompanied by Swedish psych-rockers Goat, are indication that a unique spin on ‘lad culture’ lies ahead. The well-meaning but […]