Zoe

Zoe US (2018) Dir. Drake Doremus Love conquers all or so they say. People can be incompatible on many levels but if that genuine spark is there then it becomes a non-factor. But what if there was a difference between two people that was so drastic that it is not just unwise but also dubious … Continue reading Zoe

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It’s Only The End Of The World

It’s Only The End Of The World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. What is it about families that they are usually the last people we tell big news to? Why do we fear their reactions the most? Is it out fault or theirs? Prodigious French-Canadian writer-director Xavier … Continue reading It’s Only The End Of The World

The Lobster

The Lobster Greece/UK (2015) Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos I hesitated to watch this film for two reasons - one: international directors making English language films rarely match the work in their native tongues; two: I can’t stand Colin Farrell. So, imagine how much of a chump I feel as The Lobster is arguably Yorgos Lanthimos best … Continue reading The Lobster

Grand Central

Grand Central France (2013) Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski Quiet often when there is a love triangle, the third person to enter the fray and upset the harmony of the established relationship is referred to as being “toxic”, especially if they have a reputation that precede them. In the case of the illicit affair detailed in this … Continue reading Grand Central

Spectre

Spectre UK (2015) Dir. Sam Mendes “It’s a Bond film!” This is what I kept having to tell myself whenever something incredulous took place during the 24th entry into the film canon of the legendary James Bond franchise. After Skyfall took some chances and remodelled Bond for the 21st century, Spectre takes a number of … Continue reading Spectre

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle)

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle) France (2013) Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche Hype comes in many forms - through either bludgeoning mass media promotion or a reputation stemming “high brow” critical acclaim. The big winner of this year’s Cannes film festival falls into the latter category and thus it is with a combination of … Continue reading Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle)

Sister (L’enfant d’en haut)

  Sister (L'enfant d'en haut) France/Switzerland (2012) Dir. Ursula Meier Twelve year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) and his older sister Lousie (Léa Seydoux) live in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With Louise unable to keep a job and sending more time sleeping around it is up to Simon to be the … Continue reading Sister (L’enfant d’en haut)