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)

The Neon Demon – and Q&A with Nicolas Winding Refn

This was a special preview screening just a couple of weeks after the film premiered at Cannes - the UK release is not for another month - so well done to HOME for securing not just the preview, but also the presence of director Nicolas Winding Refn for the post-screening chat. Firstly, to the film. During … Continue reading The Neon Demon – and Q&A with Nicolas Winding Refn

The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, for all itsgruesomeness, was one of my top films of 2013.This is a companion piece to that, but the emphasis is on the victims rather than the perpetrators. While not quite as punch-you-in-the-face as The Act of Killing (although maybe it would be if you haven't already visited Oppenheimer's … Continue reading The Look of Silence

The Salvation

Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen straps on a holster, loads up his Winchester and primes his cheekbones for a showdown with the guy who done killed his family. It has some gorgeous visuals which make it a pleasure to watch, but beyond that it's actually a formulaic revenge Western with one-dimensional characters, predictable plot and some minimalistic … Continue reading The Salvation

Kvinden i buret – The Keeper of Lost Causes

As a fan of the many Nordic Noir television series which have been screened via our telly boxes these last few years, I enjoyed this film very much.  There's the twisty turny plot, misty connections between characters, and car journeys through pine forests. It had one of the darkest plot lines, and as for tension - … Continue reading Kvinden i buret – The Keeper of Lost Causes