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Titane

2021 Director: Julia Ducournau Cast: Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Bertrand Bonello, Myriem Akheddiou, Lais Salameh Words – Rhiannon Topham. Titane, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning body horror film, is not for everyone. It is certainly not recommended for anyone prone to squeamishness, or… Continue Reading “Titane”

C’mon C’mon

2021 Director: Mike Mills Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Norman, Gabby Hoffman Words – Rhiannon Topham. The films of Mike Mills are almost the complete antithesis of the big blockbuster; gentle and paced, genuinely humane with an abundance of emotional complexity, but with one or… Continue Reading “C’mon C’mon”

Petite Maman

2021 Director: Céline Sciamma Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne Words – Rhiannon Topham. Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to the masterful modern classic Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the beautiful, simple 72-minute drama Petite Maman. It opens with the protagonist,… Continue Reading “Petite Maman”

Dune

2021 Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling Words – C.J. Abbott When it was first announced Denis Villeneuve would tackle Dune, expectations were immediately at cosmic levels.… Continue Reading “Dune”

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”