Tag: 2015

Our Little Sister

2015 Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose Words – Natalie Mills Based on manga series Seaside Town Diary, Our Little Sister follows the lives of three twenty-something sisters. Abandoned by their separated parents, they live together in the beautiful,… Continue Reading “Our Little Sister”

The Childhood Of A Leader

2015 – UK, France, Hungary Director: Brady Corbet Starring: Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham Words: R. Topham On paper, the origin story of a fictitious fascist leader loosely inspired by Mussolini sounds very straight-to-DVD, and, as a (kind of) adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s… Continue Reading “The Childhood Of A Leader”


2015 Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Starring: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan Words – Rhiannon Topham “It’s like everything changed in the blink of an eye. One minute we were fine, then everything turned to shit.” A multi-award winning… Continue Reading “Mustang”

Net Picks: Marvel’s Daredevil

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies and TV shows currently doing the rounds on streaming sites such as Netflix, MUBI, Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema and On Demand services such as Freeview and Sky Movies. 2015- Present Creator:… Continue Reading “Net Picks: Marvel’s Daredevil”


2015/ France Director: Jacques Audiard Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby Words: R. Topham An insightful, touching and surreal journey, the film follows the eponymous hero, real name Sivadhasan, and his pretend family, ‘wife’ Yalini and nine year old ‘daughter’ Illayas, on their journey… Continue Reading “Dheepan”


2015/ Germany Director: Sebastian Schipper Starring: Laia Costa, Frederik Lau, Franz Rogowski Words: J. Wood Victoria is the most unexpected of success stories and, at less than a third of the way through the year stands as a very strong contender for Best Film… Continue Reading “Victoria”


Anomalisa – 2016 (UK) Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan Director: Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson Words: J. Wood Michael Stone is a middle aged man depressed with the emptiness of his life.  Arriving in Cincinnati to give a speech about Customer… Continue Reading “Anomalisa”

Bone Tomahawk

2015/ USA, UK Director: S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit Words: N. Scatcherd Bone Tomahawk is a strange film; a ‘cannibal horror Western’ (and as genre mash-ups go, that combination certainly grabs… Continue Reading “Bone Tomahawk”

The Assassin

2015/ Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Starring: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki Words: B. Halford In the 9th century, the states of what would become China are in a state of conflict, with violence being commonplace. In the province of Hubei, Nie… Continue Reading “The Assassin”


2015/ Italy, UK, France, Switzerland Director: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz Words: R. Topham Imagine if Wes Anderson made an As Good As It Gets style drama, and you’ll picture something similar to Youth. It is up there with the most emotionally… Continue Reading “Youth”