Chronic.

It’s something of a spoiler to say that Michel Franco’s Chronic shares an awful great deal with Uberto Pasolini’s Still Life. Still, it does – and there’s little we can do to get around that fact. David is a nurse who works for an agency. He is assigned to terminally ill patients and cares for them … Continue reading

Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Thanks to Tim Burton’s questionable take on the franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was initially something to be wary of. Successfully reinventing a classic takes astute direction and vision, something Burton’s re-imagining lacked. Luckily, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a reboot rather than a remake. This is a new story that pays great tribute to … Continue reading

What the F**kland.

 “We have a long and proud history of recognising the right of others to determine their own destiny.” – Margaret Thatcher on the Falkland Islands. (1982) In 1995 Danish directors Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg created Dogma 95. A film-making movement that revolved around a specific manifesto, Dogma 95 created a way for unknown … Continue reading

The Act of Killing.

I have finally gotten around to watching Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, only a few days ago. A lot of the film reviews I write are written hours after seeing the films; I like to capture my gut reaction as much as possible. Yet, The Act of Killing has taken a while to sink in. I felt … Continue reading