A universal episodic epic disguised as a character drama, Golden Exits unravels into something special while its characters remain tight-lipped.
A war movie like no other, Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone leaves no woe unturned as a woman rails against man and the theatre of war.
With a jury headed up by Wong Kar Wai, the 63rd Berlin Film Festival rewards Eastern Europe, female protagonists and male directors. Eastern Promise…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
With geriatric sex and teen suicide, Lee Changdong’s Poetry is no sensationalist exploitation drama, but a dark, tender coming of (old) age.
Navigating the ménage à trois with elegant indifference, Xavier Dolan’s Les Amours Imaginaires is a glorious feast of colour and rancid joie de vivre. Who said anything about subtle?
Dying of prostate cancer and struggling to put his house in order, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful sees shady Javier Bardem melt away.
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
Violent and misogynistic, Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me adapts Jim Thompson’s noir novel to expose ’50s America’s darker side. It’s pulp friction.
From forbidden love to lovesick confusion, London’s 24th Lesbian & Gay Film Festival explores the boundaries of love, sexuality and gender. It’s a fine bromance!Read More