Film & TV

the red turtle: review

Posted by on September 13, 2017 in , ,

The animator Michael Dudok de Wit is something of a late starter; this, his first feature film, was made when he was 63. Nevertheless, what he lacks in youthful exuberance he more than compensates for in artistry. Essentially, The Red Turtle is an un ...Read More


Raw: review

Posted by on August 16, 2017 in , ,

In September 2016, paramedics were called to a Toronto film screening after some audience members fainted during the debut from French/Belgian writer/director Julia Ducournau. Raw, it seems, is too raw for some cinemagoers... Her film tells th ...Read More


The Handmaiden: review

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in , ,

Park Chan-wook’s last film, Stoker, was a gothic melodrama set in a large, remote house complete with bodies in the freezer. Evidently, Park has a thing about rambling properties and lurid potboilers. Much of the action in The Handmaiden takes plac ...Read More


Logan: review

Posted by on July 14, 2017 in , ,

There is an unwritten rule in comic books that superheroes should never age; generally, they should always be somewhere in their early-thirties prime. Logan flouts convention to show us The Wolverine in his autumn years. As played by Hugh Jac ...Read More


Frantz: review

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in , ,

Francois Ozon’s latest offers yet another tantalising career swerve from the creatively restless French filmmaker. Ozon historically works well with actresses – Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool, Rampling again in Under The ...Read More