Review: Mute Fire

Director: Federico Atehortúa Arteaga Arteaga initially set out to make a documentary about the origins of Colombian cinema; itself a fertile ground for exploration. In the process of doing so, however, he came to realise that the medium's tentative first steps were inherently connected to the country's history of violence and civil unrest; something that … Continue reading Review: Mute Fire

Review: Their Finest

Director: Lone Scherfig Stars: Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin What is the purpose of populist cinema? It's a question that Scherfig's latest film pries into with industriousness as she brings Lissa Evans' 2009 novel to cinemas via a screenplay from Gaby Chiappe. That all three creative driving forces behind this film are women is entirely … Continue reading Review: Their Finest

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2

"Nothing can prepare you for the end". So says the poster tagline for (deep breath) The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2; a tagline evidently written by someone miraculously unaware that these movies are based on a series of bestselling novels, making preparing for the end actually quite easy. I haven't read these books, but, … Continue reading Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2