Posts Tagged ‘palme d’or’

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 […]


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 […]


Gene Hackman (Harry Caul), John Cazale (Stan), Harrison Ford (Martin Stett). Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 12. Running time: 112 minutes. As I watched The Conversation, I was reminded of Blow-Up. Not because the style is similarly distinctive, and at times so self-consciously art-house, though those two traits undoubtedly hold true […]


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 […]