X-Men: Days of Future Past

Well paint me blue and call me Mystique. You know what I like? I like Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Patrick Stewart. Put them all together in a mind-bogglingly confusing wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey storyline, and you have a rip-roaring movie which cannily re-sets the X-Men universe for any number of future X-Men excursions. Although not quite as … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past

Frank

Even though Michael Fassbender spends most of this film with his own head stuck in a polystyrene one, this is a remarkable performance. He doesn't need to describe his hidden facial expressions for us to know what's going on, the physicality of his performance is more than enough. There are some fun parts to this … Continue reading Frank

Blue Ruin

A gripping American indie revenge film with a very subdued feeling. The first 15 minutes are fascinating, in that there is hardly any dialogue, and we are presented with just enough visual information to begin working out who this character may be - and yet we still have a lot to learn. The main character … Continue reading Blue Ruin

Pompeii

So there's a volcano, and some gladiators, and a woman who's too thin really to be properly beautiful, and a young man who's quite handsome and can ride horses well.  And there's Kiefer Sutherland with a very strange mid-Atlantic accent. Not quite sure what he was aiming for there. It's not actually about the volcano, … Continue reading Pompeii

Grzeli Nateli Dgeebi – In Bloom

Two teenage girls find themselves growing up before their time in the civil-war affected Georgia of the 1990s. As they both search for their place in this new society, so the country struggles to establish itself after its break from Russia, and it can be an unpleasant and dangerous place. A mesmerising solo dance is … Continue reading Grzeli Nateli Dgeebi – In Bloom