In After the Wedding Bart Freundlich piles unlikely event on unlikely event on Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams in a weepie melodrama that reaches emotional overload.
A bizarre black comedy by Anders Thomas Jenson, Men and Chicken plunges us messily into the grotesque underbelly of genetics. Men and Chicken CAUTION:…Read More
A chilling psychodrama in primary colours of maternal and social anxiety, David Farr’s The Ones Below leaves a generic horror plot holding the baby.
Caught between whip-cracking lioness and jealous femme fatale, Susanne Bier’s Serena offers a muddled portrait of the fairer sex.
Serena by Mark Wilshin It doesn’t look good from the get-go. George (Bradley Cooper) is a hunter on the quest for a near-extinct puma,…Read More
As 2012 fades from sight as quickly as corroding celluloid, a final round-up of the best and worst of 2012 and those to look…Read More
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, as Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt exposes the brutality of blind prejudice faced with the spectre of child abuse.
The Dirty Dozen Hm, the January blues. It’s enough to make you want to curl up inside a darkened room. Which is fortunate, as there…Read More
Split between Kenya and Denmark, Susanne Bier’s In A Better World has war and peace in its sights as its playground bullies test the pacifists to the limit.
With geriatric sex and teen suicide, Lee Changdong’s Poetry is no sensationalist exploitation drama, but a dark, tender coming of (old) age.
And so, like a wet goat, another year is born; an ideal opportunity to reflect on 2010 and make widescreen resolutions for 2011. You…Read More
Unpicking the wheels of justice at The Hague’s International Criminal Court, Hans-Christian Schmid’s Sturm is a very European thriller. And it’s kicking up a storm.