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Spanish Film Festival

· April 22, 2014

Isn’t it high time you expanded your engagement with Spanish culture beyond parroting phrases from Old El Paso commercials and Dora the Explorer? And haven’t...

Only Lovers Left Alive

· April 17, 2014

With the blood moon still howling somewhere in the galaxy, it was the perfect week to release Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s new beauty of a dark dre...

Fargo

· April 17, 2014

For a state full of seemingly sunny-dispositioned people, bad things seem to happen an awful lot in Minnesota. From the opening shot of new FX series Fargo -...

Any Day Now

· April 10, 2014

Parenting is the most important job in the world. Don't confuse that with the oldest job in the world, or you'll be hiring hookers to look after your...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

· April 3, 2014

High atop a snowy peak sits Wes Anderson in a pastel-hued daydream, casually blissing out in his trademark mustard suit, om-ing along to a Donovan song or ma...

Broad City

· April 3, 2014

The question of whether women are funny just ain't a thing any more – Bridesmaids, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler settled that argument years ago. And speaking...

Nymphomaniac

· March 26, 2014

Nymphomaniac follows the erotic flowering of a woman named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) whose insatiable carnal appetite leads to endlessly escalating scenario...

In A World...

· March 20, 2014

The first time I laid (my unworthy) eyes on Lake Bell was in the anniversary party scene of It's Complicated (aka The Best Movie Ever Made). She appears ...

Cuban Fury

· March 19, 2014

I live for a good dance montage. Live for them. Not montages of dance scenes (though this one's pretty good), but an entire scene made up of someone lear...

Wadjda

· March 13, 2014

Don't you hate it when someone tells you to see a film because it's 'worthwhile'? Sounds like the cinematic equivalent of having your teeth c...

The Wind Rises

· March 6, 2014

Hayao Miyazaki's swan song is as poignant as we'd heard it would be. It tells the real-life story of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi, designer o...

Aim High in Creation

· March 6, 2014

There are few things I can imagine travelling to North Korea to learn. Creating immense concrete edifices or dancing in unison with hundreds of people are no...

Tracks

· February 27, 2014

God I'm just so sick of the rat race, aren't you? Doesn't it make you wanna just chuck it all in and go hike more than 2000km across the desert w...

Dallas Buyers Club

· February 18, 2014

Jean-Marc Vallée's period pieces (period pieces because they try to stay true to each era they portray; see C.R.A.Z.Y and Café de Flore) are what entices...

Blue is the Warmest Colour

· February 6, 2014

Ah, young love. It's disgusting! And wonderful. And horrible all at once. Highly acclaimed new French film Blue is the Warmest Colour has made it to our ...

12 Years a Slave

· January 30, 2014

If you're familiar with director Steve McQueen's work, you should be thoroughly prepared for what you're getting yourself in for here. His debut ...

The Great Beauty

· January 23, 2014

Surely Paolo Sorrentino titled this film The Great Beauty because Woody Allen had already taken To Rome With Love? Never mind, the intent is the same. Recent...

Her

· January 16, 2014

The title's apt. As much as the film's visual space is taken up with Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly (and his moustache), it's not really abo...

Computer Chess

· December 26, 2013

If someone were to make a documentary containing frighteningly detailed exegeses of Austin-based Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess it would almost certain...

Drinking Buddies

· December 23, 2013

Dogme 95 had a manifesto and a whiff of continental philosophy about it; its distant relative mumblecore – like 'punk' – was first so described by it...

Anchorman 2

· December 18, 2013

In many ways, this seems like an exercise in futility. If you have seen Anchorman and enjoyed it (like I did), you know what to expect. I guess you are wonde...

American Hustle

· December 12, 2013

Director David O Russell has come a long way since Spanking the Monkey, everyone's favourite black comedy about mother–son incest. Since then he's ta...

Kill Your Darlings

· December 5, 2013

A film about the Beats should leave you with the desire for whisky, sex and writing a resignation letter to your own humdrum life, followed by more whisky an...

Moonlight Cinema 2013

· December 4, 2013

Why is it that when we finally get some time off over summer all the decent films we'd been hanging out to see, but were too busy to catch, have finished...

How I Live Now

· November 28, 2013

It's been quite a couple of years for plucky movie girls in war-torn landscapes, particularly those who started out in young adult novels. We've seen...

Blackfish

· November 21, 2013

It's been five days since I watched Blackfish and only now has the tightening across my chest diffused. Amazing when you consider that this documentary i...

British Film Festival

· November 14, 2013

There are a lot of film festivals these days. Almost every week you can set yourself up with a neat little pass and delve into a selection based on nationali...

Enough Said

· November 7, 2013

Nicole Holofcener's films always feel a bit messy in such a wonderful way. Enough Said is easily her biggest and most accessible film to date, but it has...