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

Нелюбовь – Loveless + Q&A

A week in advance of the official UK release, Manchester's leading independent cinema (and my own personal favourite) HOME brought the cinema-going citizens of the region a preview screening of Loveless followed by a Q&A with director Andrey Zvyagintsev and producer Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy. Loveless is nominated for an Academy Award this year in the 'Foreign Language Film' … Continue reading Нелюбовь – Loveless + Q&A

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

"We wasted so much time" Spring and part of the summer of 1983 (when this film is set) was the beginning of an important period of my life - although I didn't realise it at the time. Aged somewhere between main characters Elio and Oliver, I spent several months living in Italy as part of … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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)

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)