GRETA is a film that conceals that mystery within its artistic cinematography, in a way that’s equal parts frustrating and admirable. Ben Jones reviews for Berlinale.
McCarthy has never shied away from playing disagreeable characters – but her acting here feels more raw than ever, writes Ben Jones.
Tim Wardle’s documentary follows the real-life story of identical triplets separated at birth and reunited in adulthood.
Following in the footsteps of ON CHESIL BEACH earlier this year, Ian McEwan has turned another of his novels into a screenplay with THE CHILDREN ACT. Emma Thompson stars as Fiona, a High Court judge married to her job – much to the chagrin of her husband (played by Stanley Tucci). Whilst her marriage hangs … Continue reading The Children Act
THE SHAPE OF WATER feels joyously unashamed of how strange it is, as if to say, “If you don’t like me, then you’re in the wrong cinema,” writes Ben Jones.
Mendonça has brought such warmth, humour and sensitivity to this piece, and AQUARIUS deserves to be seen by as many as possible, writes Ben Jones.
This year’s Surprise Film at the Cambridge Film Festival was FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, directed by Paul McGuigan. But was it a nice surprise?
Much like its characters and setting, there is much more to THE FLORIDA PROJECT than first meets the eye, writes Ben Jones.
Set in Taliban-occupied Afghanistan, THE BREADWINNER is the latest from the studio behind SONG OF THE SEA.
VICTORIA & ABDUL is a British feel-good film with an uncomfortable undertone of historical revisionism, writes Ben Jones.