Evan Jehl explains why Almodóvar’s airborne satire I’m So Excited! fails to reach the heights of his earlier work.
The Human Rights Film Festival may not be the first festival to enter anyone’s consciousness around awards season, if they are even aware of it at all. Containing mostly documentary-style films relating to the abuse of human rights, this low-key occasion is distinctly overshadowed by the simultaneously timed events which showcase the glitz and glam of Hollywood. The 19 films coming from 16 countries contain material on such subjects as witchcraft, immigration, sex trafficking and terrorism. This may seem like a heavy-duty night out for those planning an evening of …
Tatiana Ivanova reviews the latest film from François Ozon, acclaimed French director of films such as ‘Swimming Pool’ and ‘5×2’.
Zehra Taylor looks at how Craig Zobel’s Compliance, based on real events, explores the fragility of human judgement in the face of authority, after a prank call leads to insidious consequences.
It is very easy in our current era to become desensitised to warfare. Through the popularity of the fantasy war epic Game of Thrones, the Oscar success of civil war drama Lincoln, or the startling sales of Call of Duty and other war-themed video games that could bankroll an entire invasion, we are, as ever, transfixed by the majesty and morality of battle. The long term consequences of this bloodthirsty entertainment shouldn’t be of too much concern, as it is far from a new phenomenon; the epics of Homer were …
Evan Jehl explores sensorial cinematography and tumultuous relationships in Terrence Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder.
OLIVER SMITH follows the journey of one of Hollywood’s most offbeat directors, tracing his career from the skatepark to the big screen
EDWARD WAIND offers a brief survey of the year in cinema, recalling its highs and lows
RACHEL POLETICK writes on the most hotly anticipated movie-musical of the New Year
Nathan Crouch sits down with Jeff Simpson, Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, the three filmmakers behind “A Liar’s Autobiography”, a new movie exploring the world of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.