4.5

The Guilty Review

If 55% of communication is made up of body language, then the pressure put on the remaining 45% when it is primarily employed to help create a tense, powerful narrative in a visual medium like film, is immense...
3

Dogman Review

For the dog lovers out there, we’re used to watching films where dogs are part of the main plot, and inevitably, one of the dogs dies to create some kind of empathetic moment. Fortunately, with Matteo Garrone’...
5

Burning Review

A barn burns in the middle of the night while a motherless calf simply exists in a nearby shed. A long lost friend magically reappears and asks Lee Jong-su to care after her cat while she visits Africa. Donald...
3

Cold War Review

Director Pawel Pawlikowski is no stranger to brevity. All of his films have clocked in at under ninety minutes each, with an apparent concept of ‘get in, get out’ being employed. His latest effort, Cold War, i...
4.5

A Fantastic Woman

The core story that drives A Fantastic Woman is simple. Daniela Vega stars as Marina, a transgender woman who is in a relationship with Francisco Reyes Orlando. Marina and Orlando go out one evening to celebrat...
5

The Wailing (곡성/Goksung)

Trying to explain the intricacies of a fever dream to someone is as desperate and difficult to grasp as the loose strands of the dream itself. You start by telling about the naked woman standing outside the pol...
4

The Mermaid

The Mermaid is a wonder of a film. As the latest colourful Stephen Chow film to jump off the screen, it’s done a lot to impress audiences in China with it quickly becoming the highest grossing film in Chinese c...
4

Son of Saul

Upon the screen turning black and Son of Saul’s opening text appearing on screen, the lady who I found myself sitting next to commented to her friend ‘this isn't another holocaust film is it?’ It appears that h...
4.5

Dheepan

Jacques Audiard’s seventh film, Dheepan, could possibly be his most important film. Focusing on one of the most contentious issues in the world today – refugees and war enforced migration – Dheepan is a distres...