It’s not hard to see why Dimitri de Clercq’s first solo feature as a director (he previously shared co-credit with Alain Robbe-Grillet on THE BLUE VILLA in 1995) has become a film festival favourite, recently winning Best Picture at Bogota, Houston and Orlando and picking up nominations for its cinematography, score and two lead actors … Continue reading You Go To My Head
Two images recur in this documentary about the years following the end of General Franco’s brutal regime, and the struggle of victims’ relatives to get some sort of justice: a group of gaunt statues on a Spanish hillside representing those murdered (which immediately after being put up was riddled with bullets and thus ‘completed’ according … Continue reading The Silence Of Others
Considered brave at the time for even being made at the height of the AIDS epidemic, MAURICE is sleek and well-upholstered. Andrew Nickolds reviews.
It’s been suggested that THE BOOKSHOP is just another entry in the post-war ‘Heritage Cinema’ category, but Isabel Coixet is playing a more complicated game…
Ozon’s wild ride is never less than engrossing, not to say enjoyable – but after all the careful setting up what emerges is pure copper-bottomed tosh.
Diablo Cody’s third women-in-modern-America story is sharp and comical but ends with a tricksy whiff of Shyamalan, writes Andrew Nickolds.
Finding romance amid the Nazi ravages of World War 2 is nothing new in the movies, but Guernsey is a long way from Casablanca in every sense.
A treat from the vaults – Simon Rumley spoke to us at Cambridge Film Fest 2016 about his project CROWHURST, which is finally set for a 2018 release. Read all about it!
Andrew Nickolds compares two films on the same subject – the attempted round-the-world voyage by amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, for which the term ‘ill-fated’ is a grotesque understatement …
Haneke’s mischief-making social satire is reminiscent of late Bunuel, writes Andrew Nickolds.