All posts tagged "cannes"

  • 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...

  • The Tribe – Review *

    Hell is full of good intentions. And yes, I am fully aware of the general critical acclaim for Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s The Tribe. An acclaim that...

  • Venus in Fur – Review ★★★★

    Roman Polanski’s Carnage (2011) was a case of either love or hate. Critically acclaimed, it transforms an argument between four people inside one room into...

  • Fruitvale Station – Review ★★★★

    ‘Fruitvale Station’ is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by police at the Oakland, California,...