Film & TV

Dheepan: review

Posted by on April 4, 2016 in , ,

The characters in Jacques Audiard’s films are usually outsiders, operating on the margins. You might think of Jean-Louis Trintignant’s petty gangster in See How They Fall, Tahar Rahim’s incarcerated protagonist in A Prophet or Romain Duris in T ...Read More

tangerine: review

Posted by on March 28, 2016 in , ,

On occasion, it is possible for the medium to obscure the message. Tangerine, however, is an example of technique complementing storytelling perfectly. It was filmed entirely on three iPhone 5s, equipped with clip-on anamorphic lenses, handheld Stead ...Read More

carol: review

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in , ,

Set across the Christmas and New Year of 1951/2, Todd Haynes’ latest film documents the relationship between well-heeled socialite Carol and Therese, a young shop assistant, in less tolerant times. Visually, Haynes delivers a typically lavish exper ...Read More

steve jobs: review

Posted by on March 20, 2016 in , ,

Traditionally, Danny Boyle’s films have focused on a central character who is forced to make difficult decisions under tough circumstances. Picture Renton, diving into a toilet in Trainspotting to retrieve his opium suppository; or Sunshine’s Cap ...Read More

Güeros: review

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in , ,

The pursuit of cult folk singers has proved successful to filmmakers in recent years – as Searching For Sugar Man demonstrated. This black and white debut from Mexican filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios follows three teenagers as they attempt to navigat ...Read More