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 […]

EXTRACTION

For many, Chris Hemsworth is best-known for portraying a certain iconic hammer-wielding Norse god in franchise fare where he has no trouble finding enormous audiences at box office but outside of Marvel, it’s a mixed picture. There have been successes like Snow White and the Huntsman and Rush, bombs like Blackhat and In the Heart […]

WHO YOU THINK I AM?

Juliette Binoche is one of the most reliable actresses working in the world today, her reputation cemented with cross-generational roles in films such as Three Colours: Blue, Hidden and Let the Sunshine In amongst others. This status continues with a lead performance in Who You Think I Am, a somewhat timely psychological drama revolving around […]

MISBEHAVIOUR

On Friday March 13 this year, Misbehaviour was released nationwide. On Tuesday 17, cinemas across the nation were forced to close their doors because of the Coronavirus outbreak forcing the premature withdrawing of the film. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, this film is now available to rent on digital platforms, though whether […]

FIRE WILL COME

The seemingly-unbreakable bond between mother and son is explored in this often beautifully-shot Spanish drama in the Galician language that deals with themes such as rehabilitation, community and ambiguity in a suitably-paced manner. Fire Will Come focuses on a middle-aged man Amador (Amador Arias) who is released from prison after serving a sentence for arson. […]

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