Mudbound.

Mudbound.

Based on the 2008 novel, Mudbound is as close to literary as a film can get. A selection of characters tie the film together with their individual voice-over narration, dividing the film into natural chapters. Director Dee Rees’s second feature film is a stunning, harrowing tale of life in Mississippi for two men, following their return from … Continue reading

Suffragette.

Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette explores the rising tension between the equal rights movement, determined to get women the vote, and the government in the early years of the twentieth century. With peaceful protests having gone ignored for too long, Emmeline Pankhurst encourages her foot soldiers to fight with actions instead of words. Maud Watts has worked in … Continue reading

Shame.

Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender are proving to be one of Britain’s most flourishing collaborations. After the critical success of their first project Hunger, there was room for the duo to explore new territory. Fassbender brings a bleakness to the films of McQueen; a genuine sense of desperation that is usually so hard to capture. … Continue reading