• the levelling review
    May 29, 2017
    A sombre, tender film about a family trying to keep their heads above water
  • jennifer_connelly_phenomena_review
    May 23, 2017
    Dario Argento heaps on the gore in one of the oddest films of his career
  • silence review - andrew garfield
    May 18, 2017
    Martin Scorsese explores how true faith and religious freedoms were threatened in 17th Century Japan
New and Recent Films
  • British CinemaNew & RecentReview

    The Levelling

    May 29, 2017
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    In the opening to The Levelling, writer and director Hope Dickson Leach introduces us to what looks like a rural post-apocalypse. Under skies drained of their colour lie fields still soaked from a past deluge. The...
  • New & RecentReviewUSA

    Silence

    May 18, 2017
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    Martin Scorsese is no stranger to period films, but not since The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) has he reached so far into the past to tell a story that resonates so powerfully today. Appropriately, his...
  • JapanNew & RecentReview

    Harmonium

    May 13, 2017
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    At the start of Kôji Fukada’s Harmonium, a young daughter named Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa) sits at the titular instrument (a piano-like reed organ) to tentatively strike the notes of a tune she is trying to perfect....
  • FranceNew & RecentReview

    Francofonia

    May 8, 2017
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    ‘Time is a knot,’ remarks Alexandr Sokurov during his voiceover for his period docu-fiction, Francofonia. Anyone who has seen the director’s previous masterpiece, Russian Ark (2002), will remember that film’s complicated web of Russian history and...
  • British CinemaNew & RecentReview

    Lady Macbeth

    April 28, 2017
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    Artistically speaking, Lady Macbeth is a lesson in economy. It tells the story of Katherine (Florence Pugh), a young woman sold into marriage to Alexander (Paul Hilton), a puritanical older man who seems to have been...
  • British CinemaNew & RecentReview

    Sleep Has Her House

    April 12, 2017
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    With Sleep Has Her House, film-maker Scott Barley takes us on a nocturnal journey through susurrant woodland and rumbling rivers. He summons images from the darkness that could be from a fantasy world and which render...
Classic Films
  • ClassicsItalyReview

    Phenomena

    May 23, 2017
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    You know you’re in for a wild time when a scalpel-wielding chimp isn’t the maddest part of a film. With Phenomena, Dario Argento also plunges us into a grotesque giallo pool of decomposing, maggot-ridden bodies, telepathic...
  • ClassicsJapanReview

    Tampopo

    May 3, 2017
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    In Tampopo, food is life. It is death, and sex, and everything between. To Western audiences, a film about noodles may seem flippant, and the seriousness with which the gastronomes treat their craft nothing more than...
  • ClassicsReviewSenegal

    Touki Bouki

    April 23, 2017
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    Like his compatriot Ousmane Sembène, Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty found inspiration in the traditions of the French New Wave. Taking his cue from politicos like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, the young director was encouraged...
  • ClassicsFranceReview

    Napoleon

    March 8, 2017
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    Through Napoleon, Abel Gance wanted to revive the spirit of the French Revolution, to not just describe the life of a great general but to celebrate the rebirth of an entire nation. It is a grand...
  • ClassicsFranceReviewSenegal

    Black Girl

    February 23, 2017
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    In 1966, Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène released his debut feature, Black Girl, and with it changed the face – and the perception – of African cinema forever. It is a tragic, polemical warning about...
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