Mirzya

Mirzya – LFF 2016 Review

An epic love story bearing Shakespearean influences in an Indian setting, Mirzya is a glossy take on a tale as old as time. Building a mythic framework around a standard love triangle, director Rakeysh...

Women Who Flirt – Review

After the early 2014 success of Aberdeen, Pang Ho-cheung explores new frontiers in the mainland Chinese market in the humorous Women Who Flirt. Tomboyish Angie (Xun) chases the affections of her...

Comet – Review

Justin Long is normally pretty likeable; he’s got that engaging voice and an endearingly rubber face. Unfortunately the first thirty minutes of Comet call for it to be rearranged. What sounds like a...

The Water Diviner – Review

The Water Diviner is a poignant, beautiful and captivating film, showing the ongoing ravages on both sides after WW1’s Gallipoli campaign. The extraordinary courage needed from a man who lost everything...

Suite Française – Review

Suite Française shows the civilian casualties of war, taking attention far from the frontline to an untroubled countryside. Williams and Schoenaerts display a compelling chemistry in their doubly...

Two Night Stand – Review

Though all this recent romcom doom and gloom seems just a little harsh, Two Night Stand won’t do much to turn the tide. Unfortunately this cinematic bottle episode falls down on its frequently twee genre...

Horns – Review

2014 is a damned fine year for Daniel Radcliffe, and Horns a damned fine outing (“witty” emphasis on "damned"). Initially playing as a cross between The Invention of Lying and Bill’s New Frock, as...

Hungry Hearts – LFF Review

Is it possible to love not too little but too well? This is the question posed by Saverio Costanzo’s incisive and inquisitive script that follows the battle of wills as Jude (Driver) and Mina (Rohrwacher)...