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

sunset song: review

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in , ,

Terence Davies’ last film, The Deep Blue Sea, was a dark drama set in repressive postwar Britain. His latest, meanwhile, slips back a generation to the eve of the First World War where he finds more tragedy in an equally repressive environment. ...Read More

Poliça – United Crushers

Posted by on March 3, 2016 in , ,

On their first two albums, 2012’s Give You The Ghost and the following year’s Shulamith, Minneapolis’ Poliça brought some live muscle to a synth-based, electronic sound, thanks to their dual drummer line-up of Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivasc ...Read More