Only God Forgives

I'll be honest, it's taken me a while to work out exactly what to say about this film. Strangely, it wasn't as violent as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, there is violence, and it's strong, and I looked away on several occasions. What I mean is, I had expected the violence … Continue reading Only God Forgives

Wadjda

An absolutely delightful yet thought-provoking story of a strong-minded and resourceful young girl growing up with her mother in Riyadh. Constrained by society, she nevertheless sets out to make a dream become reality. Presenting interesting insights into family life in this slice of Arabic culture, this film is highly recommended.

Frances Ha

The couple sitting next to me in the cinema were in their 20s, and spent the film engaged in an indoor picnic - dipping their pitta bread into hummus and chomping crunchy, healthy apples. These, I imagine, are the ideal target audience for this film. Whereas ... I had absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for any of the … Continue reading Frances Ha