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Polisse (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Following Pardonnez-moi and The Actress’ Ball, Maïwenn’s third feature walks the line between docudrama and melodrama, but is grounded by horror all too human. Review: “I was … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Le Havre (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Polyhyphenate Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki’s latest deadpan treat offers a haven for old-fashioned French values. Review: “I used to live a Bohemian life in Paris,” aging, down-at-heel … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lights in the Dusk (2006)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: In the final part of Finnish writer-director Aki Kaurismäki’s loser trilogy, a Helsinki night watchman is brought low by a treacherous dame and a venal society. … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo’s feature debut is a noirish drama set in the sleepy Spanish backwoods. Review: Sunflowers, as their name suggests, tilt and turn their flowers over the … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Secret In Their Eyes (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: The film that bested A Prophet and The White Ribbon to 2010’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Juan José Campanella directs, co-writes, produces and edits an … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Wizard of Gore (2007)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeremy Kasten remakes and updates Herschell Gordon Lewis’ grimy Grand Guignol 1970 horror. Featuring Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif and Jeffrey Combs… Review: Having established his place at … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. Inspired by … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Take Shelter (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeff Nichols’ follow-up to Shotgun Stories dramatises the breakdown of a family man and the world around him. Review: “It’s hard to explain because it’s not just … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Chaser (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Na Hong-Jin’s feature debut is a noirish dash through the very s(e)oul of Korea in search of a serial killer. Review: “Sir, I made a mistake, I … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: In Takashi Miike’s post-modern foray into the western genre, a gun-toting stranger inserts himself into age-old hostilities in a dust-blown town. Review: Like the ‘half-breed’ boy Heihachi … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

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