The Florida Project.

The Florida Project.

Sean Baker’s Tangerine exploded into cinemas several years ago, a feisty tale of a prostitute’s mission to seek revenge on her cheating partner and pimp. Shot entirely on an iPhone, the film was a conversation piece within DIY cinema and a demonstration of the vast capabilities of talented artists who perhaps don’t have the tech or cameras … Continue reading

American Honey.

Andrea Arnold has a deserved reputation as a filmmaker who tackles the grimmest and most distressing of scenarios through her work; never shying away from the violence, neglect and reality that might be involved. From the dread that builds in her short film Wasp, to the bleak visual nastiness of Red Road to the frank sexual … Continue reading

I, Daniel Blake.

Following on from the release of Jimmy Hall, Ken Loach embraced his retirement in 2014. After a career spanning more than 50 years, he was blatantly entitled to a long rest. After the UK’s general election result in May 2015 Loach confirmed he was returning to make one more film, a response to his distaste … Continue reading

Heaven Knows What.

Ben and Josh Safdie’s Heaven Knows What was initially supposed to be an entirely different being – but after meeting Arielle Holmes during their initial research they convinced her to write a book about her life, her drug addiction and her experience of living rough. The book, Mad Love in New York City, was then adapted … Continue reading

Two Days, One Night.

Sandra is a proud, dignified yet broken woman. She hates receiving pity but is forced to rely on the generosity of those she works alongside. Cotillard is an unstoppable actress – even more explosive when making films in her native language. Despite her incomprehensible beauty she gets you to believe she is a minimum wage … Continue reading

Little Pieces.

Adam Nelson’s Little Pieces rotates around the lives and struggles of two men. Eric and Michael’s stories are told separately and through an intriguing non-linear narrative. Little Pieces is Adam Nelson’s debut – a film-maker who displays his influence from the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson by integrating his surroundings into the visual … Continue reading