Review: All This Panic (Jenny Gage, 2016)

The closing credits of documentary All This Panic commence with “A Film by Jenny Gage and Thomas Betterton,” an unusual credit in that Betterton is otherwise not listed as a director for the film, but as cinematographer and also one of the producers. The attribution feels appropriate, though, as the combination of Betterton and Gage… Read More Review: All This Panic (Jenny Gage, 2016)

Review: Kids in Love (Chris Foggin, 2016)

When it comes to coming-of-age films, the matter of which ones become cultural touchstones is quite often down to luck. It’s a hard nut to crack, but generally speaking the most enduring tales of the pitfalls of young adulthood are those with a strong emotional core, an ensemble of fully fleshed-out, interesting characters and realistic scenarios that don’t… Read More Review: Kids in Love (Chris Foggin, 2016)

Programme Note: A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino, 2015)

A reunion with collaborator Tilda Swinton, director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up to I Am Love is another take on the story of the 1969 film La Piscine, which was helmed by Jacques Deray. Both films are dramas of sexual jealousy, possessiveness and psychosexual power play, and both feature star-studded casts sweating up a storm in a… Read More Programme Note: A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino, 2015)