The White Girl (2017)

I had a meeting at relatively short notice in London last week and, knowing it would mean an overnight stay, headed straight to the London Film Festival website to see what options were still available for the evening in question. Well, The White Girl had me at Christopher Doyle. The master of cinematography has co-directed … Continue reading The White Girl (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Sooooo much good in this sequel, and yet so much troublesome stuff too. Let's start with the good, shall we? Blade Runner 2049 is an excellent sequel. It picks up, runs with, and explores further the themes raised in its predecessor; what does it mean to be human?, what are memories?, even issues of slavery and … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Le Fidèle – Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

This is a strange one. I thought it had finished twice before it finally got there and found it a little all over the place in clarifying which strand of the narrative was important for plot and which was supposed to be exposition. And yet it was still very enjoyable. I could hear some perplexed … Continue reading Le Fidèle – Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

Tigre (2017)

Viewed at TIFF '17 A collection of women of different generations find themselves sharing space in a run-down house on the Argentine delta. The men around them (sons, boyfriends) appear to lack the strength of conviction and personality that the women possess - it makes for some really interesting scenes between the women, and a couple … Continue reading Tigre (2017)