Tag: cinema

The Power of the Dog

2021 Director: Jane Campion Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon Words – Rhiannon Topham. Jane Campion is a master of atmospheric melodrama. Her latest, The Power of the Dog, is an incredibly textural… Continue Reading “The Power of the Dog”

Passing

2021 Director: Rebecca Hall Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård Words – Rhiannon Topham. It’s always interesting when an actor turns their hand to directing. Passing is Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut and is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel of… Continue Reading “Passing”

Sundown

2021 Director: Michel Franco Cast: Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan, Iazua Larios Words – Rhiannon Topham. A group of four British people (two adults, two teenagers) are vacationing in a plush villa that overlooks the sea somewhere sunny. They clearly… Continue Reading “Sundown”

The French Dispatch

2021 Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Stephen Park, Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz, Owen Wilson, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Elisabeth Moss, Liev Schreiber, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Henry Winkler… Continue Reading “The French Dispatch”

Last Night in Soho

2021 Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg Words – Rhiannon Topham. Listen, we all feel a bit of nostalgia for bygone eras from time to time. Judging by the current mode of dress and cultural zeitgeist, for many… Continue Reading “Last Night in Soho”

The Harder They Fall

2021 Director: Jeymes Samuel Cast: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield Words: Rhiannon Topham. The Harder They Fall opens with a clear message: “While the events of this story are fictional… These. People. Existed.” This serves as a… Continue Reading “The Harder They Fall”

Demons (1985)

1985 Director: Lamberto Bava Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento, Paola Cozzo, Fabiola Toledo, Nicoletta Elmi, Stelio Candelli, Nicole Tessier, Geretta Geretta, Bobby Rhodes, Guido Baldi, Bettina Ciampolini Words – Oliver Innocent. By the time Demons was unleashed in 1985 Italian horror… Continue Reading “Demons (1985)”

Drive

2011 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman Words: J. Senior   It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now a decade on from its original release, as it still feels… Continue Reading “Drive”

Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror

2003 – 2021 Words: Oliver Innocent. In 1996 Wes Craven’s hip teen meta slasher Scream became a box office smash. Following in its wake came a slew of films seeking to capitalise on Craven’s winning formula. Entries like I Know What You Did Last… Continue Reading “Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror”

The 8th

2020 Director: Aideen Kane, Maeve O’Boyle and Lucy Kennedy Words – Rhiannon Topham. The 8th is not a comfortable film to watch, no matter what side of the abortion debate you stand on. It is designed to be so, including both sides of the… Continue Reading “The 8th”