Christophe Honoré’s latest fairground whirl of a film, ON A MAGICAL NIGHT, is a liberating and comedic tale about fading romance and revisiting the past. Teaming with a stellar casting of Chiara Mastroianni and Benjamin Biolay as the current day Maria and Richard, joined by Vincent Lacoste as young Richard and his piano teacher Irène, … Continue reading On A Magical Night
The premise of GUEST OF HONOUR is fairly simple, yet feels edited with a butcher’s cleaver; it becomes too jumbled and there is no catharsis at the end.
With the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the world to a grinding halt, it was inevitable that the film industry was going to be heavily impacted by this virus. Cinemas found their doors closing, distributors pivoting to digital releases, and festivals unable to roll-out the red carpets for the premieres of this year’s cohort of new films. … Continue reading A Landmark Curatorial Case: We Are One Global Film Festival
Erica Rivas is an exceptional actress, playing the lead of Inés in INTRUDER, and revealing to us the fear in her mind and her vulnerabilities, but her defiance in being able to continue life as normal.
Riding on the cheers from its success at Sundance, FIRST COW floats its way into the competition at the 70th Berlinale with a charming story about the entrepreneurial adventures of two friends and a cow. Elle Haywood reviews.
WILDLAND is a slow but compelling film that dissects the complexities between family loyalty and the faux-tender inevitabilities the still familial criminal world. Elle Haywood reviews.
Quaint and charming, MY SALINGER YEAR (directed by Philippe Falardeau) is a fitting and enjoyable opening to the 70th Berlinale. Set in New York in 1995, the story takes us through Joanna’s (Margaret Qualley) time at a literary agency after fleeing her academic pursuits at Berkeley. With an air of innocence and ambition, Joanna winds … Continue reading My Salinger Year
While some fear the acclaim is overhyped, PARASITE will leave you desperate to speak with others about an exceptional cinematic experience. Elle Haywood reviews.
MUSE: Luca (Geza Rohrig) is considered to be one of the greatest artists of his generation. At the peak of his career, he is lauded, feted and collected by all. However, the side effects of his newfound fortune and fame have left him agoraphobic, crippled by depression and battling with his demons on a daily … Continue reading Muse Interview: Candida Brady and Titus Oglivy
The title of THE TWO POPES alone sounds makes it sound like a religious film that will pack a punch of witty jokes. What the film circulates and builds upon is the cult of personality that surrounds the role of Pope and the papacy as a whole. Elle Haywood reviews.