Review: Spencer

Director: Pablo Larraín Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins Today, 5th November 2021, marks the UK release of Pablo Larraín's frosty Princess Diana biopic with Kristen Stewart in the lead role, but it also marks the release of Kid A Mnesiac; a grouping of Radiohead's two signature 2000/2001 albums which were originally released a …

Review: Ema

Director: Pablo Larraín Stars: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera Pablo Larraín's most well-known features of the last decade have all delved into the past and into politics, be that through the lens of activism (2012's No) or personal trauma (2016's Jackie). Now, the Chilean returns to the present for this fierce portrait of …

Review: Neruda

Director: Pablo Larraín Stars: Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán Hot on the heels of his exemplary English language debut Jackie, Chilean maestro Pablo Larraín returns to home soil for another biopic and again he manages to buck many of the trends that dog the genre and leave it languishing in cinematic irrelevancy. The year …

Review: Jackie

Director: Pablo Larraín Stars: Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, John Hurt In the last 100 years there have been a handful of moments in American history that can be argued to have brought trauma to the collective consciousness. 9/11 is one. The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is another. And one can look broadly at …

Review: No

TV advertising is a powerful thing, exerting the kind of influence in our lives that we'd probably be loath to fully admit. At Christmas a great number of people I know were delighted by a Coca-Cola publicity stunt that had rolled into town. The truck from that advert was parked up in a local shopping precinct. …