Frankie

Frankie – Cannes 2019 Review

Any film not made for mass audiences is always at risk of sliding into a montage of first world problems, such is the class barrier that remains in the film industry. Frankie is a great example of this...
Greta

Greta – Review

Neil Jordan's last film, the underrated vampire tale Byzantium, focused on an unconventional mother-daughter relationship to riveting effect. Now he returns to the same well for Greta, albeit with mixed...
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...
Happy End

Happy End – Review

This was previously reviewed on 22/05/17 as part of Cannes Film Festival. Austere, 75-year-old auteur Michael Haneke might not seem the most obvious choice to comment on the current landscape of live...
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...
Elle

Elle – Review

Raucous, outrageous and more than a little bit preposterous, Paul Verhoeven's provocative “rape comedy” Elle will ruffle feathers for its apparently callous use of rape as a narrative device – but,...
Joachim Trier_Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs – Review

As with his previous film, Oslo, August 31st, Joachim Trier's finest directing moments in Louder Than Bombs come with voiceovers and memories, plus one excellent extended party sequence. For his English...