Posts Tagged ‘cannes’

Directed by Michael Moore. Rating: 15. Running time: 122 minutes. I’m not sure this will be as much a film review as a miniature political outburst, but perhaps that’s inevitable when you make a documentary about 9/11 as controversial as this. Moore won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, it is true, and that’s no mean […]


Cary Grant (John Robie), Grace Kelly (Frances Stevens). Screenplay by John Michael Hayes. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 106 minutes. Oh Hitch, you old genius. Every time I think I’ve devoured your filmography and haven’t missed a trick on your IMDb page, another springs out of the history box and shouts ‘watch […]


Brad Pitt (Mr. O’Brien), Jessica Chastain (Mrs O’Brien), Sean Penn (Jack). Screenplay by Terrence Malick. Directed by Terrence Malick. Rating: 12. Running time: 139 minutes. I must confess: I had planned on not writing this review. I saw The Tree of Life two days ago and left the cinema electrocuted, carrying away an array of contradictory […]


Jim Broadbent (Tom), Lesley Manville (Mary), Ruth Sheen (Gerri). Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Directed by Mike Leigh. Rating: 12. Running time: 129 minutes. Made in Dagenham may have been hyped up as the British film of the year, but I can say wholeheartedly that it is Another Year that has made me proud to belong […]


Thanapat Saisaymar (Boonmee), Jenjira Pongpas (Jen), Sakda Kaewbuadee (Tong). Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Running time: 114 minutes. What a completely impenetrable bitch of a film. I have seen many weird pieces of cinema in my time, from Last Year In Marienbad to Synecdoche, New York, but nothing has alienated me quite like Uncle Boonmee managed to. Who sits on […]


Alright, so as promised, for those like myself with a greater obsession over cinema and who are fortunate enough to live in a city with decent opportunities for watching smaller films, here’s the second batch of my recommendations regarding what to look out for this Fall. You should most certainly have the privilege of seeing […]


Anamaria Marinca (Otilia), Laura Vasiliu (Gabita Dragut), Vlad Ivanov (Mr. Bebe). Screenplay by Christian Mungiu. Directed by Christian Mungiu. Rating: 18. Running time: 113 minutes. If anyone had watched me watching 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, they would have observed a face expressing nothing but despair for the entirety of the film’s duration. […]