BlacKkKlansman

Films that make you laugh, then make you feel uncomfortable that you're laughing, then stun you into silence all within a few minutes must surely be doing something right. BlacKkKlansman is a masterclass in doing just that. That's not to say that it's a master*piece*, but it's not far off that either. What held it … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman

L’amant double

Exactly one year ago, I was in Paris (to watch tennis) and tempted to go see L'amant double which had just opened in cinemas there, barely a couple of weeks after being screened at Cannes. In the end I didn't get time to go, but the fact that we've just had Cannes, and that tennis … Continue reading L’amant double

Sandome no satsujin – The Third Murder

Director Kore-eda Hirokazu's more recent films have been family focused (After the Storm, Like Father Like Son, Our Little Sister) exploring broken relationships and human frailty. With The Third Murder however, Kore-eda has returned to much larger questions of life's purpose and what it means to be a human being, in the vein of Air … Continue reading Sandome no satsujin – The Third Murder