Villainess

The Villainess – Review

The Villainess begins with one of the most insane action sequences in recent memory. In a similar vein to the recent gimmicky Hardcore Henry, Sook-hee (Kim) slices through hordes of faceless goons in the first...
Wind River

Wind River – Review

Taylor Sheridan has made his name as the writer of gritty, sincere action films like Sicario and Hell or High Water, and it’s fair to say he doesn’t change a winning formula with his directorial debut,...
Dopo La Guerra

Dopo La Guerra – Cannes 2017 Review

Dopo La Guerra tells the half-true story of a group of Italian far-left political terrorists, whose amnesty to live in France was rescinded in 2002. Annarita Zambrano’s tense film combines thriller and...
Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme – Cannes 2017 Review

Roaring down the trail blazed by the likes of Lena Dunham’s Girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child, Jeune Femme is the most memorable and entertaining film of the...
The Day After

The Day After – Cannes 2017 Review

Director Hong delivers his second stunner of the festival with The Day After, a hilarious and profound comedy of errors set in a Korean publishing firm whose unfaithful boss finds his affair, his work life and...
Happy End

Happy End – Cannes 2017 Review

Austere, 75-year-old auteur Michael Haneke might not seem the most obvious choice to comment on the current landscape of live streaming and democratic video, but he proves himself a master of all forms of...
Claire's Camera

Claire’s Camera – Cannes 2017 Review

There aren’t many films that make you question the meaning of cinema. Claire’s Camera, written and directed by Hong Sang-soo, is one of those films. It forms a fascinating counterpoint to the recent...
Fortunata

Fortunata – Cannes 2017 Review

What separates the successful and the failures in life? The rich and the poor? Is it a question of hard work, talent, or just luck? Fortunata, the latest film from experienced actor Sergio Castellito, suggests...
Le Venerable W

Le Venerable W. – Cannes 2017 Review

Extreme Buddhism might sound like the brainstorm of a BBC Three producer, but in Barbet Schroeder’s ferocious documentary it’s about as far from a laughing matter as you could imagine. Despite their serene...