Review of Mangrove, first film in Steve McQueens Small Axe series.
Punch up, not down.
Review of Blue Story, directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) A low-budget debut film made by British hip-hop artist Rapman has hit the news for all the wrong reasons.
João Moreira Salles’ thoughtful cinematic essay No Intenso Agora begins with Charles de Gaulle’s address to France on New Year’s Day 1968. A warm, almost grandfatherly figure, de Gaulle comments with palpable irony that although “the future is difficult to predict” he is pleased by the “happy, peaceful outlook that 1968 offers upon the nation”. […]
Does Charlie Brooker's latest effort hold a mirror up to the real threat?
Review of Kathryn Bigelow's recreation of one night at the Algiers Motel in 1967
By Jeremy Dewar A 1975 apartment block plays host to Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of the eponymous JG Ballard novel, which portrays what antihero psychologist Robert Laing terms “a future that has already happened”. The film descends into an orgy of sex and violence, the context for an allegorical critique of class society. As you might […]
The images of the Black Panthers – black berets and leather jackets, afros, guns, the pouncing panther – and their enduring inspiration are so great that it’s hard to believe that this is only the second full length film documenting their rise and fall. However, it is well worth the wait. The footage and interviews […]
“There is a mole at the top of the circus…” THESE WORDS open up a well made and tense thriller, directed by Tomas Alfredson. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, now remade as a historical drama piece, speaks of a different time but captures well the tensions of the spy world in the mid-1970s. Through a series of […]
Directed by Joe Cornish