Mute

I love Moon and so desperately wanted Mute to be good as we had waited so long for it. You've probably already work out then that this unfortunately fell well short of expectations. What starts out as a futuristic neo-noir with Leo searching for his missing girlfriend abruptly turns in to a very different film … Continue reading Mute

Tom of Finland (2017)

The images created by Tom of Finland may very well be familiar even if, like me, you know nothing about the artist himself. His drawings have influenced modern culture in many recognisable ways since the middle of the last century, but there is even more to the man that this film seeks to reveal. In true … Continue reading Tom of Finland (2017)

Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade's exploration of a strange father-daughter relationship has been almost universally hailed as one of the best films of the century by critics. It's been nominated all over the place for awards. Yet it doesn't win everywhere it's nominated, and I suppose that's because it is something of an acquired taste. Both the direction and … Continue reading Toni Erdmann

L’avenir – Things to Come

Can a performance be outstanding and understated at the same time? It's the best description I can come up with for Isabelle Huppert in this low-key story of a woman whose life is undergoing major changes. The life events come thick and fast, (ageing parents, relationship difficulties, getting too old for the job) but there … Continue reading L’avenir – Things to Come

No Limits – Impossible is Just a Word

If you take this at face value, then Alex Zanardi is nothing short of a iron-willed saint. A former F1 driver who lost both legs after an accident, who went on to become Paralympic and World para-cycling Champion, he is now embarking on his next challenge - being part of a 3 man driving team … Continue reading No Limits – Impossible is Just a Word

Clouds of Sils Maria

The Clouds of the title are a meteorological phenomenon which happens in the mountains, where the clouds swirl through the peaks and valleys like a serpent. The clouds will look different depending on where you are viewing them from, but they also shape shift while you are actually watching them. The film's plot does exactly … Continue reading Clouds of Sils Maria