Review: Evolution

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic Stars: Roxane Duran, Max Brebant, Julie-Marie Parmentier While bobbing around on the festival circuit last year, Lucile Hadzihalilovic' Evolution earned praising comparisons to both Under The Skin and Upstream Color, placing it fairly high on my must-see list for whenever it eventually made its way to UK shores. I can see where such remarks were coming …

Review: The Neon Demon

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Stars: Jena Malone, Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee It's becoming increasingly clear that Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 crossover hit Drive is something of an outlier in his body of work; an unexpectedly accessible stepchild that's drawn welcome attention, but who doesn't exactly represent the general personality of the rest of the clan. Certainly …

Review: Fire At Sea

Director: Gianfranco Rosi The island of Lampedusa sits between Sicily and the Libyan capital Tripoli, occupies approximately 20 square kilometres and, for generations, has been a place of little import on a global scale; primarily known for its modest fishing industry. In recent years, however, its seas have become increasingly busy with shabby vessels transporting …

Review: Queen Of Earth

Director: Alex Ross Perry Stars: Katharine Waterston, Elisabeth Moss, Patrick Fugit With its lakeside setting in upstate New York and its depiction of post traumatic psychological fallout, Alex Ross Perry's Queen Of Earth feels like a kindred spirit to Sean Durkin's similarly themed and structured 2011 feature Martha Marcy May Marlene, only more queasily strung-out. Where Durkin …