Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

As Phantom Thread readies for home release, I thought I'd indulge in a deceptively difficult and openly personal task; ranking the feature films of Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect a multitude of adjectives in my rundown below. The ordering you may well disagree with; everyone's preferences are different. What has struck me, however, is how good all …

Why I Love… #95: The Tarnished Angels

Year: 1957 Director: Douglas Sirk Stars: Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack Douglas Sirk is most commonly remembered as a short-circuit to lush, vivid melodramas of the 1950's; a sphere in which he excelled, producing a number of the genre's greatest and most respected pictures. Titles such as All That Heaven Allows, Written On The Wind and Imitation Of …

Review: Lek And The Dogs

Director: Andrew Kötting Star: Xavier Tchili An apocalyptic landscape of ashen mountains. Into this desolate arena appears a naked man on all fours, scrabbling across the dirt. So begins the latest experimental film from Andrew Kötting, a loose adaptation of the story of Ivan Mishukov. Born into poverty in the nineties, Mishukov rejected his traumatic family experience …

Review: L’Amant Double

Director:  François Ozon Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset François Ozon often appears adept at understanding the female gaze, especially when compared to some of his male peers, or maybe he's simply just more interested. Regardless, there is a recurring femininity to his work that recurs again here, though the approach marks a slight tonal …