Minutiae: The Beginning of Post Tenebras Lux

It's easy to feel crushingly demotivated as 2021 begins, especially here in the UK, where COVID cases are at an all-time high, most of us are in a kind of faulty lockdown and the actualisation of Brexit feels like the beginning of a years-long winter, Westeros-style. Happy New Year indeed. To try and reignite a … Continue reading Minutiae: The Beginning of Post Tenebras Lux

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Review: Our Time

Director: Carlos Reygadas Stars: Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Rut Reygadas There are personal cinematic landmarks that one collects without even realising. A key one for me was in the spring of 2013. Picturehouse Cinemas run an on-again, off-again strand called Discover Tuesday, showcasing features from around the world that, for whatever reason, exist outside of … Continue reading Review: Our Time

Review: Post Tenebras Lux

Post Tenebras Lux (meaning 'light after darkness') is a film so far removed from the conventions of narrative cinema that building a review of it requires a whole different set of parameters. A new lexicon is required. How do you talk about pacing in a film which all but refuses to show an intended direction? … Continue reading Review: Post Tenebras Lux