high rise: review

Posted by on July 18, 2016 in , ,

Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s celebrated sci-fi novel takes place in a newly-built tower block whose occupants succumb to a collective breakdown when the building’s systems begin to fail. At its centre is a dry, self-possesse ...Read More


Posted by on July 8, 2016 in , ,

By the time of director Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary, his subject – the author William Burroughs – was in his mid-sixties. Although the writings on which his reputation rested (provocative; experimental) had largely been undertaken during ...Read More

anomalisa: review

Posted by on July 8, 2016 in , ,

The principal characters in Charlie Kaufman’s previous films have traditionally been alienated outsider figures, struggling to connect with themselves and their environment. In Anomalisa, he introduces us to Michael Stone (David Thewlis), an author ...Read More

Son Of Saul: review

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in , ,

The lengths to which a person will go to survive – the attended moral consequences and their burden – are very much on the mind of filmmaker László Nemes. In Son Of Soul, he focuses on Saul Auslander (played by Hungarian actor Geza Röhrig), a ...Read More