Tag: drama

Hive

Director: Blerta Basholli Cast: Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Kumrije Hoxha, Aurita Agushi, Adriana Matoshi, Molikë Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili Words – Rhiannon Topham. At the heart of writer and director Blerta Basholli’s triple-Sundance-winning drama Hive is a message of hope in a time of tragedy… Continue Reading “Hive”

The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum Words – Rhiannon Topham. Joachim Trier’s latest feature, The Worst Person in the World, offers a relatable and (dare I say it) refreshing take on drama, romance, comedy and elements of tragedy in… Continue Reading “The Worst Person in the World”

Ammonite

2020 Director: Francis Lee Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Fiona Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secareanu, Sarah White Words – Denise Hobart Ammonite imagines a passionate love affair between the self-taught pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning and her friend Charlotte Murchison. Anning’s… Continue Reading “Ammonite”

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”

Honey Boy

2019 Director: Alma Har’el Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, FKA Twigs Words – Eleanor Smith Honey Boy is one of those films where after you see it, it sticks with you. Based on Shia LaBeouf’s own experiences, Honey Boy allows us to… Continue Reading “Honey Boy”

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director: Céline Sciamma Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino Words – Rhiannon Topham Describing a film as a ‘historical drama’ conjures particularly priggish dress, dialogue and narrative, none of which is typically original or disruptive to the staid all ways of… Continue Reading “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Marriage Story

2019 Director: Noah Baumbach Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta Words – Rhiannon Topham Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story opens with a couple of sickly sweet voiceovers from a couple listing everything they love and admire about their significant other.… Continue Reading “Marriage Story”

Babyteeth

Director: Shannon Murphy Starring: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis Words – Rhiannon Topham Our first flame is usually a clumsy affair, defined more by how awkward everything is than any real or lasting affection. The majority of these ‘relationships’ end swiftly… Continue Reading “Babyteeth”

Thunder Road

Director: Jim Cummings Starring: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer Words – Toni Stanger Thunder Road opens with Officer Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings) delivering the eulogy at his mother’s funeral. It’s a 10-minute scene shot in one long, unbroken take, which is… Continue Reading “Thunder Road”

Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix Van Groeningen Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Steve Carell, Amy Ryan, Maura Tierney, Jack Dylan Grazer, Zachary Rifkin, Kue Lawrence Words – Rhiannon Topham When I came out of the screening for Beautiful Boy, I overheard a woman behind me say “when he [Steve… Continue Reading “Beautiful Boy”