The Real Estate

The Real Estate – Berlinale 2018 Review

One early scene of The Real Estate hints at promise, as our lead Nojet prepares to go door to door and speak to her new tenants. Léonore Ekstrand is given room to breathe, and she attempts to establish some...
U July 22

U – July 22 – Berlinale 2018 Review

To many, U - July 22 should not exist. Putting aside that debate for a moment, the skill at play in 22 is certainly worthy of praise: Erik Poppe and DoP Martin Otterbeck capture the 72-minute attack in a...
Eva

Eva – Berlinale 2018 Review

After making waves last year in Paul Verhoeven’s revenge thriller Elle, Isabelle Huppert once again finds herself the headliner in a psychological thriller, this time as the brusque femme fatale Eva. As you...
Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs – Berlinale 2018 Review

It’s hard to decide which elements of Isle of Dogs are the definitive "perfect fit" for Wes Anderson. Obviously Fantastic Mr. Fox has already proven that stop-motion and anthropomorphic animal antics gel...
The Bookshop

The Bookshop – Berlinale 2018 Review

Charming and inconsequential, The Bookshop perfectly evokes the sensation of losing yourself in a good book. Nothing too heavy – more of a summer read than daunting prose – we are led stepping into its...
Black 47

Black 47 – Berlinale 2018 Review

A conventional thriller in an unconventional setting, Black 47 lays the bleakness on pretty thick to establish the woeful world in which we find ourselves. War, famine, greed, wrath – the seven sins, the...
Coco

Coco – Review

Vibrant and vivacious, the City of the Dead looks like a roaring good time on Día de los Muertos. The party is in full swing when Coco’s earnest protagonist Miguel arrives in the underworld to learn some...
Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3 – Review

Ah, the third album. A Hard Day’s Night. Colouring Book. OK Computer. Artists are lucky to make it this far in the cutthroat music industry, and film is no different. There are think-pieces to the end of...
Justice League

Justice League – Review

"It’s not about the hits you take, it’s about how you get back up.” - Muhammad Ali The DC Extended Universe has taken quite a beating on its way to Justice League. A commercial failure here, a false...