The Dead And The Others

The Dead and the Others – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2018 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. The Dead and the Others is a complex creation from directors Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora, which can’t...
Joan Of Arc Jeanne

Joan of Arc – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Try to work out what kind of filmmaker Bruno Dumont is and he’s bound to frustrate you. He first made his name...
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The King of Staten Island – Review

Judd Apatow’s reputation may have been forged around adolescent hijinks, but there has always been a more serious message lurking beneath the juvenile jokes. His comedy revolves around the idea that humour...
Guest Of Honour

Guest of Honour – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2019 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. It’s a worrying sign when the quirky adventures of David Thewlis, Health Inspector, are more entertaining...
The Whistlers

The Whistlers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Codes and communication are vital parts of any crime film. After all, it's much easier to double-cross your...
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Best Buys For the Best Films of the 2010s

With the 2010s in the rearview mirror we took the chance to look back at our favourite films of the decade and rank them. You can see where we ended up here, and I hope you'll agree it's a great...
PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU Portrait Of A Lady On Fire Film Still

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Review

Originally reviewed as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage in May 2019. Portraying someone in a work of art inevitably means gathering intimate details about their life. The way they blush when...
Parasite

Parasite – Review

Originally reviewed as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage in May 2019. There’s a lesser version of this film full of simple, signposted twists, broad, caricatured performances, and crude, obvious...
KnivesOut

Knives Out – Review

Whodunnits are never just about who did it. They are about the dynamic between head and heart – how and why someone takes the ultimate decision to kill another. Writer-director Rian Johnson understands this...
Saturday Fiction

Saturday Fiction – Venice 2019 Review

Spy thrillers are one genre where it’s very easy to have too much of a good thing. They’re powered by secrets and twists, but Saturday Fiction is burdened with too much of the former at the start, and too...
Babyteeth

Babyteeth – Venice 2019 Review

It’s hard to avoid the twin evils of mawkishness and misery when making a film about cancer, but Shannon Murphy navigates those potential pitfalls brilliantly with Babyteeth, her debut feature. At first,...