A collection of love stories spanning two continents and three generations, LIFE ITSELF proves not only desperately maudlin and judderingly contrived, but also a masterclass in how not to write a screenplay or how to play on the emotions of your audience in anything except the most cynical fashion. There’s an accusation sometimes levelled at … Continue reading Life Itself
BEAUTIFUL BOY delivers enough tenderness to elicit emotion from its audience, but it’s a gradual release rather than a quick hit. Mark Liversidge reviews at London Film Festival.
While love may be hard to muster for this film, a deep and lasting admiration should be much easier to find, writes Mark Liversidge.
120 BPM might be the first film to successfully capture the larger experience of HIV and AIDS sufferers while not losing sight of their struggle on a personal level, writes Mark Liversidge.
Mark Liversidge had fun with this satisfyingly splattery tale of zombies taking over a mountain retreat.
The BFI’s collection of archive footage from China is drawn together by Ruth Chan’s excellent score, writes Mark Liversidge.
Mark Liversidge takes a look at the documentary which looks at the life of unsung political figure Gertrude Bell.
Re: A Pier looks at the past, present and future of Hastings Pier, from Jimi Hendrix to The Sex Pistols, writes Mark Liversidge.
THE INTERROGATION is a film making landmark as it represents the first Israeli director to make a film about WW2 war atrocity.
Lech Majewski takes a step of discovery into the art of Peter Bruegel to stunning visual effect, writes Mark Liversidge.