Film

Moonlight

Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight is to film what poems are to novels; it’s light on dialogue, under two hours long, and contains (to the horror of some reviewers) very little in the way of plot. It is, quite frankly, a masterpiece. Many film theorists...

Castration, The End of Days and Lars Von Trier

The House that Jack Built, the latest feature from Danish auteur Lars Von Trier, has just secured a cast and a distributor. Dealing with Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, and his 12 year killing spree, the film will star Matt Dillon as the...

Sing

At first sight, Garth Jennings’ Sing looks like a zoomorphic caricature of our favourite celebrities, as stars like Scarlett Johansson are portrayed as their supposed singer alter-ego. However, it turns out to be much more. Prepare yourself to...

Alice Lowe: how to manage fantasies

Alice Lowe’s new feature film, Prevenge, follows the pregnant, vengeance-seeking Ruth, as she gruesomely murders those she feels have wronged her. When I meet her in the dining area of a New Town hotel, Lowe is almost unrecognisable from her...

Loving

Loving tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose unlawful interracial marriage and subsequent court case resulted in the federal ban on anti-miscegenation laws in the US. It sounds like perfect Oscar-bait material, but director Jeff...

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