FANNY LYE DELIVER’D

If there was a word that could describe what makes director Thomas Clay’s Fanny Lye Deliver’d work on so many levels, unpredictable would come to mind. It is a fair description of a drama available to see on Curzon Home Cinema guided by its small but convincing ensemble of actors representing several generations of actors, […]

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK

Woody Allen has been the subject of debate since the Me Too movement awakened allegations of sexual molestation of his daughter, with stars declaring regret working for him and Amazon Studios reneging on a four-film deal with him leading to a court case. One of those films that was part of the deal, A Rainy […]

THE COUNTY

Icelandic director Grimur Hakonarson’s previous film Rams was such a strong and emotionally-charged work that it made my list of the top 50 films of the 2010s. One could understand then the pressure to make good of his follow-up, in this case The County, a seemingly against-all-odds account of the little people taking on the […]

CALM WITH HORSES

The theme of loyalty is the driving force of Calm with Horses, a directorial debut within the crime thriller genre set in rural Ireland that sees the pairing of Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan. Here Jarvis portrays an ex-boxer nicknamed Arm who works as a violent enforcer for a tough drug-dealing family operating in the […]

THE OCCUPANT

Only a short time after the release of the wonderful Parasite, the idea of home infiltration returns courtesy of Netflix with this Spanish thriller The Occupant (Hogar), a study of struggle, deceit, blackmail and ruthlessness.  For a year, Javier Munoz (Javier Gutierrez) has been struggling to find work since he left his advertising executive position […]

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2020: DEERSKIN

Jean Dujardin and a deerskin jacket form an unusual partnership in this surreal French comedy horror, approriately namedDeerskin, which sees him team up with actress of the moment Adele Haenel. Georges appears to be having some kind of mid-life crisis, hence his purchase of around seven thousand euros for a deerskin jacket. With the seller […]

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