New Releases Happy End – Michael Haneke Faces Places - Agnès Varda The Antigone – Tacita Dean Let The Sunshine In – Claire Denis You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay I don’t get to the cinema much these days, being both skint and constantly nervous of Dolby Surround Sound which sadly gives rise … Continue reading 2018 Review
Like last year, I have tried to keep up with enough new releases to eventually have something say at the end of the year. And exactly like last year, I have virtually failed to see ten new releases that I've actually enjoyed. I quietly accepted once again that, with some notable exceptions, new digital films … Continue reading 2017 Review
This review contains minor plot details. When a body of work is inherently made up of intricately layered themes and hidden caches of ideas, surmising the work as a whole can be extremely difficult. This is never more prescient than in the BFI's release of six films by French film writer and director, Alain Robbe-Grillet; … Continue reading Alain Robbe- Grillet: Six Films, 1963-1974 (BFI).
It must have come as a political shock to see a film in 1965 highlight, with such casual brutality, the privilege of the male patriarch. Agnès Varda's third feature, Le Bonheur, is such a contradiction in its conveyance of a happiness, ignorant of morality, that its shock is rarely diminished. The film is a colourful, … Continue reading Mozart in Le Bonheur (1965) – Agnès Varda.