Review: Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Stars: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lisa Frazer How does one quantify faith? What is the yardstick or barometer? Placing metrics on the quintessentially unquantifiable has been the cause of frustration and burden for as long as there have been organised doctrines to follow. As in film criticism, objectivity is scarce, possibly futile. … Continue reading Review: Saint Maud

Review: The Nun (1966)

Director: Jacques Rivette Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Francine Bergé Pity the poor, hasty or unobservant fool who snaps up a copy of Jacques Rivette's The Nun - newly restored and available on bluray from Studio Canal - believing it to be the recent travesty of popular horror unleashed on cinemas. You can picture the bewilderment … Continue reading Review: The Nun (1966)

Review: mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer From its fiery beginning in which a feminine form is engulfed in flames through to Jennifer Lawrence's nameless Mother waking up and pointedly addressing an off-screen someone, "Baby", Aronofsky shows his audience the kind of ride this is going to be. It's there every step … Continue reading Review: mother!

Review: Silence (2016)

Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata Be it the pilot episodes of HBO dramas Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl or his recent feature presentations, 2011's love letter to cinema Hugo or the rambunctious and for-the-most-part crowd pleasing hit The Wolf Of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's recent directorial output has maintained a level of pomp, vigor and … Continue reading Review: Silence (2016)