You wait years for a film in which two much-loved superheroes go head-to-head in a film with a colon in the title, and then two come along at once. But whereas in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice the protagonists barely know each other, this is family. It's like when Michael Corleone realises that his brother … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War
Subtle, gentle, delightful and insightful - Kore-eda Hirokazu manages to present the delicate intricacies of family life in which on the surface not much happens, but beneath that, each family member learns something about herself and her sisters, without huge revelations or tantrums. Kore-eda's last two films, I Wish and Like Father, Like Son focussed on … Continue reading Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary)
For the first two-thirds of this story, we're left to ourselves to decide what is actually going on. It could be any number of things - science, science-fiction, superhero, religion, medical. It could involve criminal intent - or not. But I love films like this, which have me asking 'what's going on' while keeping me firmly … Continue reading Midnight Special
I can see why this film is divisive. I went to see it because of the 'one-take' premise. Could it be done? How could it be done? What was to be gained by doing it? To answer the first question - clearly yes. To answer the second - with excellent planning and some great camera … Continue reading Victoria
An impressive debut, with atmospheric shades of Shane Carruth in this intriguing short which casually poses a question to which there are so many answers. Hopefully not too long to wait for the next instalment!
I don't go to the theatre as often as I go to the cinema, but if there were a similar amount of releases each week I dare say I would. Now, although this is meant to be a place for writing about films, I couldn't resist a mention for my most recent theatre visit - … Continue reading The Nap