Plays and movies are normally kept apart like peas and carrots. Yet here is Ibsen in One Take, happily breaking all the rules of dinner plate organisation.
R100 an off-the-hook Japanese film about BDSM that is utterly incomprehensible.
This beautifully rendered Russian animation applies a satirical lens to stratified class systems.
Omar is a taut and aesthetically stunning film that breaks your heart then smashes you in the face. It’s a tough story to take, but an important one.
In this insane gore-fest, a club of wannabe film-makers band together with an inarticulate loser and a psychotic former child star to film an epic katana battle between rival yakuza clans.
Boyhood is a fraught yet funny film, and takes the unique approach of charting 12 actual years of Mason’s life.
See Still Life if you need a good cry and a reminder to spend more time with the people you love.
Set in Nigeria, and based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is a tale of interpersonal tragedy set against the background of the Biafran War (1967-1970).
Bad Neighbours is destined to be one of those touchstones comedies that teenagers will rewatch endlessly and adults will hold up as a classic of the genre.
This is a carefree and carefully constructed movie which hits all its notes without looking like it’s trying.
The film tried too hard to mean something, to be more metaphysical. Apparently this is from the source material, but it didn’t translate well into film, and I couldn’t quite get swept along for the ride.
The new bro-rom-com?
Systemic flaws aside, the story is still interesting enough that the film is still enjoyable (as much as the subject material will allow) and insightful.
Almost all of Grudge Match is poorly executed, and none of it is very funny despite it obviously wanting to be. What plays out is a long and lazy film that never really finds its footing.
[Jared Leto’s] supporting role steals the spotlight, even alongside McConaughey’s colourful and commanding performance.