THE DEAD DON’T DIE is not groundbreaking, but Jim Jarmusch manages to breathe some new life into the (un)dead genre. Joe McLauchlan reviews from Cannes 2019.
SUMMER OF CHANGSHA sets out to be an intriguing, philosophical detective noir, but tedious pacing, a complacent, overlong script and lacklustre execution leave the feature feeling grey. Joe McLauchlan reviews at Cannes 2019.
THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL is a simple premise and one which director Lee Won-tae executes with testosterone-fuelled style, if not much substance. Joe McLauchlan reviews at Cannes 2019.
THE LIGHTHOUSE is a clear demonstration of Eggers’ directorial skill and of the acting ability of Pattinson and Dafoe. Joe McLauchlan reviews from Cannes 2019.
FRANKIE is aesthetically gorgeous, but let down by an underwhelming narrative and bland execution. There’s a story to be told here, but Ira Sachs seems reluctant to tell it. Joe McLauchlan reviews at Cannes 2019.
Possessing an impressive young cast and some genuinely surprising twists, TO DREAM is a tightly plotted and emotionally charged debut. Joseph McLauchlan reviews.
L’ANIMALE is a sincere, unflinching tale of a young woman grappling with her identity, writes Joe McLauchlan.
Gwendolyn Leick is many things: a writer, an anthropologist and a mother. A woman in her mid-sixties who moved to the UK forty years ago, lured here by the British Museum and cosmopolitan way of life. A cancer patient who, at the age of 52, took up weightlifting, and has since become a European and … Continue reading Gwendolyn
Grace Winter’s directorial debut, THE MARQUIS DE WAVRIN: FROM THE MANOR TO JUNGLE, follows the story of Marquis Robert de Wavrin, the aristocratic explorer who spent his life documenting indigenous South American tribes, many of which are now tragically extinct. Student writer Joseph McLauchlan spoke with Grace to find out more. Joseph McLauchlan: This is … Continue reading Interview With Grace Winter
Directors Grace Winter and Luc Plantier’s first feature length documentary, THE MARQUIS DE WAVRIN: FROM THE MANOR TO THE JUNGLE, is an atmospheric leap into the life of Marquis Robert de Wavrin, the first white man to encounter the infamous “head-shrinking” Shuar Indians. Despite occasional pacing issues and a tendency to veer on the side … Continue reading The Marquis De Wavrin: From The Manor To The Jungle