Yardie

Yardie – Berlinale 2018 Review

In his directorial debut, Idris Elba brings his effortless sense of cool behind the camera; Yardie is embodied with his crackling energy as a performer, despite his staying well behind the frame....
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...
Colo

Colo – Berlinale 2017 Review

Colo purports to be a kitchen sink-style drama, which is apt: watching it is about as enthralling as washing the dishes. Teresa Villaverde concerns her art with the economic crisis and how such events can...
Mr Long

Mr. Long – Berlinale 2017 Review

It is hard not to think that when Sabu set about writing, and eventually getting in the chair for, Mr. Long, he hadn't just got up from watching Refn's Drive for the umpteenth time. So, is this the Eastern...
Zero Days

Zero Days – Review

Alex Gibney sits comfortably beside the likes of Asif Kapadia and Joshua Oppenheimer as one of the best documentarians working today. After the likes of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the Oscar winning...
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Fire At Sea – Review

An original and leftfield look at the Afro-Eurasian migrant crisis of recent years, Fire at Sea is, more than anything, a showcase for the extraordinary intelligence of its director, Gianfranco Rosi. The...

Knight of Cups – Review

Malick poses questions about purpose and life whilst running on an empty tank. As expected, Emmanuel Lubezki (DP for Gravity and Birdman) achieves wonders for Malick, transforming urban landscapes and GoPro...

Eisenstein in Guanajuato – Review

Rambunctious, kinetic, and aggressively styled, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is Peter Greenaway’s best film in years. This tale of Sergei Eisenstein’s sexual awakening in Mexico is overflowing with vim and...
Soy Nero

Soy Nero – Berlinale 2016 Review

The world is determined by borders; some are literal borders that separate states, while others are imagined borders that fundamentally shape identity and govern belonging. Both, however, provide the...