All posts tagged "cannes"

  • 120 BPM – Review *****

    It seems that it is not just American filmmakers right now who are turning to the past in order to interrogate the present. However, unlike...

  • AVA – Review ****

    Director Léa Mysius’s feature debut, Ava, has been on an awards roll. After winning best SACD Feature at Cannes and being nominated for the first...

  • Loveless – Review *****

    The title of Andrey Zvyagintsev’s new film could possibly refer to two things; the country that he so adoringly yet fatalistically photographs as a backdrop...

  • RAW – Review ****

    Things are looking yummy for director Julia Ducournau. A few years after her short Junior won the Small Golden Rail at Cannes, her first feature,...

  • Toni Erdmann – Review *****

    “Not only does German humour exist, it might just save your life!” reads one of the review soundbites on the poster for Toni Erdmann. As...

  • Louder than Bombs – Review **

    There’s something about female war photographers that seems to attract Norwegian filmmakers. In 2013, Erik Poppe gave us the brilliant A Thousand Times Goodnight, mostly...

  • Love – Review ***

    Forget about love, said Lars von Trier a couple of years ago with Nymphomaniac.  Not so fast, says Gaspar Noé and his new film, provocatively...

  • Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will be Okay) – Review ****

    Short films are (mostly) very easy to watch, but they are hard creatures to get right. Director Patrick Vollrath has been trying his hand at...

  • 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...