EVEN THE RAIN uses a real rebellion, the Cochabamba protests of 2000, as part of its allegorical depiction of modern globalisation. By criticising the industry’s own system, they throw into question the film’s own existence.
When Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s richest oligarch, began to support Russia’s political opposition and challenged Vladimir Putin in a televised debate, he set in motion a series of events that will resonate for years to come.
Ten-year-old reviewer Jeremiah Humphreys strongly recommends THE MUPPET SHOW, and examines whether Jim Henson’s legacy has cross-generational appeal.
Despite the difficult subject matter, the unshifting subtlety with which Markus Schleinzer handles MICHAEL awards him distinctions, says Ed Frost.
Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play CIA partners competing for the affections of Reese Witherspoon in director McG’s noisy romantic-comedy THIS MEANS WAR.
Called Hitchcock’s first Hitchcock, classic suspense screens in 35mm at the Grand Illusion when THE LADY VANISHES.
A finely composed, charming and perfectly diverting film, but the visual panache quickly begins to mask a film with very little going on beneath its glowing sheen, says Ed Frost.
Harry’s a corpse, and everyone who stumbles across him seems to have an alternate explanation for his death. Alfred Hitchcock’s black comedy screens at the Grand Illusion in 35mm.
When a film starts with someone pulling strange faces, it can negatively influence the audience’s perception. David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD quickly proves this first impression wrong, says Max Zeh.
THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH is an enigmatic film that is both a peculiar drama and an elusively curious psychological thriller featuring a wealth of fine performances, says Ed Frost