All posts by Marion Koob

Marion is perpetually confused as to where she's from, having lived in France, Belgium and the UK for equal periods of time. She's obsessive about film and good drama series (from Mad Men to Downton Abbey, with much in between). Previously, she's worked at the British Film Institute, Paramount Pictures International, and as a script reader for a Belgian production firm. She tweets @marionkoob.
  • Captain America: Civil War – Review ****

    At the beginning of Captain America: Civil War Steve Rogers (the eponymous superhero) says: “This job… we try to save as many people as we...

  • The Revenant – Review ****

    There is little doubt that Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar. Whether he does for The Revenant is a whole other question. Having suffered through terrible cold, eating...

  • Carol – Review *****

    Carol is above all about atmosphere. Set around Christmas Time, the film is decked in shades of gold: the jewellery on Cate Blanchett’s eponymous character...

  • The Program – Review **

    For more than a decade, Lance Armstrong was a hero: a role model for his sporting achievements as the seven-time winner of the Tour de...

  • Macbeth – Review ***

    Australian director Justin Kurzel rose to notoriety with his first feature Snowtown. Based on the true story of a series of grisly murders, it has...

  • Mia Madre – Review ***

    Mia Madre is a meta-tale of modern loss. A partly autobiographical depiction of  director Nanni Moretti dealing with the loss of his mother during the...