Review: Zama

Director: Lucrecia Martel Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Mariana Nunes It's been a decade since Lucrecia Martel stirred art house audiences with the quietly provocative The Headless Woman, but following a handful of shorts and a documentary, she returns to feature filmmaking with Zama, an absurdist sideswipe at colonialism. Daniel Giménez Cacho stars as Don Diego de … Continue reading Review: Zama

Review: The Handmaiden

Director: Park Chan-Wook Stars: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo "Kinky as a coiled rope" was one of the juicier and more memorable press clippings that came attached to Peter Strickland's sensual lesbian drama The Duke Of Burgundy a couple of years ago and it's a soundbite that one might happily apply to Park Chan-Wook's latest, which … Continue reading Review: The Handmaiden

Review: Mistress America

Mistress America is the second feature from Noah Baumbach of 2015 to deal with the thorny subject of intellectual property. Where it begins. Where it ends. But where spring's more user-friendly While We're Young came by the topic via a subplot that seemingly took over the picture, Mistress America seems more deliberately built to address the issue. In … Continue reading Review: Mistress America

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from that gentleman of American cinema Wes Anderson. His is the dapper sensibility that has previously brought us the immense pleasures of Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and most recently the popular Moonrise Kingdom. Of all of the auteurs presently active in the states, his aesthetic is the most starkly recognisable. … Continue reading Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel