Reinventing Marvin

Reinventing Marvin – LFF 2017 Review

Based on Edouard Louis’s novel published at the tender age of 21, The End of Eddy, Reinventing Marvin articulates the difficulty of coming out within a hostile working-class environment. Anne Fontaine’s...
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...