Psycho meets a Preston Sturges movie in this intriguing cross-dressing, multiple personality, early 1960s-set small-town America drama. Cillian Murphy looks very fetching indeed in a dark wig and full-length dress!
Many shiver at the term “rom-com”, me included. Prepare to be surprised as this Spanish film takes the sickly sweet genre
Sold as an allegory of how Latin actresses are treated in Hollywood, you cannot help but feel sorry for the lead actress in DiDi Hollywood
It’s not all moody noir coming out of Denmark: this exceptional and extreme sex- and-childcare comedy needs to be seen to be believed.
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín’s most recent directorial effort, NO, opened to international acclaim in 2012, and received an Oscar nomination the following year.
Nordic Noir is in overdrive in this adrenaline fuelled buzz of a film that maxes out on money, drugs, guns, violence - and heart.
Dir: Adam Sherman, USA, 2010, 88 mins Cast: Mark L. Strong, Joni Barth, Kirsten Berman, Mark Boone Junior, Joseph Castanon, Andie Macdowell, Rutger Hauer Review by Laura Graham Remember when religious cults were cool? All full of hope and principles of freedom. Cut to twenty years later, and the teenagers in a commune start to […]
Dir: Chen Kaige, China, 2010, 128 mins, in Cantonese with English subtitles Cast: Wang Xueqi, Ge You, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing Review By James Arthur Armstrong From one of China’s most influential directors, Sacrifice is an engrossing tale. Centred around retribution and obsession, Chen Kaige delivers an intimate historical drama set during a uproarious period in Chinese […]
Dir. Paul Hills, UK, 2010, 105 mins Cast: Jonnie Hurn, Julie Dray, Marc Warren, Rosie Fellner, Grace Vallorani Review by Colin Dibben A stressed out ad man’s imaginary friend takes him on a journey to pagan Brittany to lose and find himself in this teasing New Age romp. Callum (Hurn, who also wrote the screenplay) […]
Dir. Alexey Balabanov, Russia, 2010, 87 mins, in Russian and Yakut with subtitles Cast: Mikhail Skryabin, Yuri Matveev, Alexander Mosin, Aida Tumutova, Anna Korotayeva Review by Colin Dibben An idiosyncratic, pitch-black comedy that explores ethnic and social tensions and the legacy of Soviet militarism for organized crime in near-contemporary Russia. Set in the mid 1990s […]