Movies – 239

August 1, 2014
Palo Alto Gia Coppola came to moviemaking with impeccable cred; she’s the grandchild of Francis Ford and niece of Sofia. That’s quite a lot to live up to, and something she masterfully pulls off with […]

Movies – 238

July 18, 2014
Devil’s Knot Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan’s (The Sweet Hereafter) latest compelling excursion into the dark side of the human condition is based on a true story. In 1991, three young boys were found murdered and […]

Movies – 237

July 4, 2014
Still Life The Full Monty‘s producer Uberto Pasolini makes a welcome return to our screens with this drama about a quiet and selfless man. John May (Eddie Marsan) has a depressing job, organising burials and […]

Movies – 236

June 20, 2014
Calvary The gallows humour and rapid-fire blarney is still there, but John Michael McDonagh‘s follow-up to The Guard is both a far darker and way more satisfying piece of work. It’s about Father James (Brendan […]

Movies – 235

June 10, 2014
Good Vibrations Terri Hooley was known as the “Godfather of Irish Punk” and his story is remarkably similar to that of Manchester’s Tony Wilson (24 Hour Party People). Both men were energetic, entrepreneurial and passionate […]

Movies – 234

May 23, 2014
Under The Skin Jonathan Glazer’s hypnotic sci-fi nightmare offers so few clues as to what is going on that it helps to do a bit of research. In Michel Faber’s novel, we’re told that the […]

Movies – 233

May 12, 2014
The Broken Circle Breakdown Felix van Groeningen’s raw Belgian melodrama, which was in the official competition at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, took its time finding a local release. I figured a year would be […]

Movies – 232

April 26, 2014
Young & Beautiful François Ozon’s films are always worth watching, and he’s given us youthful rebels (In the House) and sexually mischievous teens (Swimming Pool) before. But none quite like Isabelle. Played by former model […]

Movies – 231

April 11, 2014
Chinese Puzzle Most of the characters we first met in The Spanish Apartment and later in Russian Dolls are back in Cédric Klapisch’s delightful new comedy. Xavier (Romain Duris), now a dad and trying to write his new novel, […]

Movies – 230

March 28, 2014
Divergent As Trish, Shailene Woodley is the title’s “divergent,” a “different one” who doesn’t fit into any of the five clans everyone has to belong to in Veronica Roth’s dystopian future. This is some time […]
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