Review: Road Games (Abner Pastoll, 2015)

With a cast peppered with various British and French actors, and one American former scream queen in Barbara Crampton, British-Gallic co-production Road Games is a slow-burning thriller where a good chunk of the tension stems from giveaways being lost in translation, thanks to language barriers between the film’s ostensible lead and the unusual figures he… Read More Review: Road Games (Abner Pastoll, 2015)

Review: Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (Rob Alexander/Steve Read, 2016)

With so many music documentaries around that focus on great artists with a tendency towards egomania, it’s refreshing to find one that’s about a musician – and a highly influential one at that – who seems entirely uninterested in self-mythologising. Android in La La Land profiles electro pop pioneer Gary Numan, who was derided and revered… Read More Review: Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (Rob Alexander/Steve Read, 2016)

Review: Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016)

After a streak of films (Eden and Goodbye First Love) largely concerned with the notion of faded youth and lost loves, Things to Come sees French director Mia Hansen-Løve take a noticeable shift. Her protagonist is Nathalie (Huppert), a middle-aged philosophy teacher, who isn’t yearning for some better times in the past, but rather practically… Read More Review: Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016)

Review: The Library Suicides (Euros Lyn, 2016)

After a string of high-profile TV gigs on the likes of Daredevil, Broadchurch and Happy Valley, The Library Suicides sees director Euros Lyn return to the feature filmmaking fold with a twisty psychological thriller. Adapted from the Welsh-language bestseller Y Llyfrgell by Fflur Dafydd, what sets the film apart in the current British cinema landscape is its retaining… Read More Review: The Library Suicides (Euros Lyn, 2016)

July 2016 in Review

Writing Author: The JT LeRoy Story The BFG EIFF 2016: Suntan ‘Adult Life Skills’ Boasts a Commanding Performance from Jodie Whittaker EIFF 2016: Agnieszka Smoczynska’s ‘The Lure’ ‘Indignation’ Has a Palpable Humanity to Its Fury UK TV review: Roadies (Episode 1 and 2) VOD film review: Marguerite VOD film review: A Patch of Fog