“Youth” comedy can often feel forced. PETIT FRÈRE, however, feels easy and fresh. Robbie Griffiths spoke to director Rémi St-Michel about his short film.
Martin Scorsese’s film struggles with the contradictions of its source material despite a nuanced performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, writes Robbie Griffiths.
An adult fairy tale set in the Spanish Civil War, EL BOSC (THE FOREST) combines an entertaining wartime drama with light touches of fantasy to great effect.
Robbie Griffiths reviews the short films which spawned Roland Klick’s legendary cinematic features, screened at Cambridge Film Festival.
A filmmaker attempts to reunite Spanish Civil War veterans in Jesús Garay’s feature, combining ‘reality and fiction in a moving essay on memory and guilt’.
After the screening of his biopic, John Otway spoke to Take One about his experience of the Cambridge Film Festival.
In this intimate documentary set just north of Los Angeles, Kevin and his best friend Garrison tentatively step into the often wrenching world of adult responsibilities.
The actual medical cause of physical ‘growing pains’ among children remain unknown, Wikipedia (reliably?) informs the curious reader: they are not thought to be directly linked to spurts in height. This mildly poetic physiological peculiarity seems relevant to the selection of short films at the Arts Picturehouse entitled GROWING PAIN– the five pieces chosen explore … Continue reading Growing Pain
The THATCHER’S BRITAIN strand invites a look back to British culture in the 1980s and the modern cinema industry itself.
A.K.A. DOC POMUS transcends generic bounds to touch on many shades of life: childhood difficulty, loves, heartbreak, humour and a search for satisfaction.