Articles tagged: film of the month

a man called ove: review

Posted by on October 16, 2017 in , ,

It’s had admittedly only a few entries so far, but there is a growing sub-genre of films devoted to difficult senior citizens. There was Jack Nicholson in Alexander Payne’s About Schmidt, Bruce Dern in Nebraska (Payne again) and Bill Murray in Th ...Read More

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

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

moonlight: review

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in , ,

Moonlight is an intimate film that is unafraid to take on big subjects. At heart it is a love story, but more than that it is a film about family, the ties that bind and what it means to be a black, gay man in contemporary America. Like Richar ...Read More

paterson: review

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in , ,

2016 was an auspicious year for Jim Jarmusch. He released two films – Gimme Danger, a documentary about Iggy and the Stooges – and Paterson, a quiet, contemplative character study. Superficially, these two films couldn’t appear further apart: w ...Read More