Review: New Order

Director: Michel Franco Stars: Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Diego Boneta, Darío Yazbek Bernal Bong Joon-Ho's globally lauded Parasite wasn't exactly sly with its observations on class disparity, but it seems positively nuanced when set beside the blunt force trauma of Michel Franco's latest offering from Mexico. New Order presents a rapidly escalating conflict between working and upper … Continue reading Review: New Order

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

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: Sicario 2: Soldado

The following review contains a brief overview of the plot and is otherwise spoiler-free, however key points from the first Sicario film are discussed. Director: Stefano Sollima Stars: Benecio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner Sicario 2: Soldado is truly a film of its era, something which comes to feel like an accusation as the dust … Continue reading Review: Sicario 2: Soldado

Review: Coco

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Pixar have delved into the metaphysical before with their high water mark Inside Out, a family adventure film that somehow also managed to encompass a bold and complex message about self-awareness and early onset depression (quite how it did this so nimbly remains … Continue reading Review: Coco

Review: The Untamed

Director: Amat Escalante Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza The strange mysteries and preoccupations of our biology as human beings are investigated through this striking familial drama from Mexican director Amat Escalante; a film which has gained a level of notoriety for how this is achieved by integrating an unusual and perverse alien influence … Continue reading Review: The Untamed

Review: Sicario

Denis Villeneuve's latest feature sees Emily Blunt playing idealistic FBI agent Kate Mercer. Having garnered attention for her work in a number of house raids in Arizona, Mercer is invited into a different circle - a combined agency task force looking to make a serious impact in the war on drugs, specifically targeting the area … Continue reading Review: Sicario