We don’t deserve Pedro Almodovar; thank God he disagrees
The Apollo 11 mission might be one of the last things that might typically call for a suspense-ridden retelling. Thankfully, the filmmakers didn’t listen
Earning the time to tell this story, The Lives of Others Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has triumphed again
Growing older is hard, growing up is harder
It’s rare that a film with such efficient storytelling could flounder for nearly two hours.
Are zombie movies experiencing a fatigue or a renaissance?
A British gun for hire, a wedding, a less than willing bride and a mysterious stranger. What could possibly go wrong? Well, ‘The Wedding Guest’
That which we do garner from these intimate portraits in their depiction of that so affecting our subjects’ lives is moving and, due in no small part to each of the leads’ willingness to share and be so open, roundly impacting
PJ Harvey wasn’t up for recording a regular album, so she took it on the road
A near-futurist neon-dystopian theological Brazilian sex-sci-fi isn’t what you’d normally come across at the cinema, but that’s why we have Film Festivals
Above and beyond all else beautifully shot, the sequences in each of the four locations are rendered stunningly as the lens drifts over landscapes or hovers on daily routines or else
The title tells you everything you need to know
It’s rare you see a newcomer with such star power but then there’s The Best of Dorien B.
Four South African twenty-somethings of diverse racial backgrounds go on a camping trip into the country. Shot on a set of iPhones and largely improvised, they awake one morning to find they’ve switched bodies
Rocketman is not a movie, at least not to me
They blue it. No, not really, but Disney are back to cash in on our childhoods. Set, of course, in Agrabah, a Kingdom earnestly nondescript so as not to situate us in anything even remotely […]
These films are better the second you realise they don’t take place on earth. Yes it looks like our world but New York et al is merely the stage not the setting on which this […]
Casting matters. So does chemistry
tinging like a bee, Float Like A Butterfly lands every hook we’ve come to expect from boxing flicks, while unlike almost any that’s made it to the big screen
An uncommon insight into the less-travelled avenues of Dublin
Calling The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid a documentary wouldn’t quite be fair
Sometimes simpler is better. The key event and surprise in The Burial of Kojo, which will be ruined for you if you read just about any description of the film, is not what the film […]