Review: The Souvenir

Director: Joanna Hogg Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton Joanna Hogg's latest is her most ambitious project yet, so ambitious that the second half won't even reach us until next year. The sense of largess unfurls to the viewer, who is asked to process a lot. It's no understatement to say that I … Continue reading Review: The Souvenir

Review: The Double

Influence hangs heavy in the air in Richard Aoyade's darkly comic┬ásecond feature┬áThe Double. An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novella, it tells the tale of one man, Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg), who feels invisible within a hermetically sealed world. He is but a gear in a great, ungainly machine, a cipher within a bureaucracy that is fast … Continue reading Review: The Double

Review: Submarine

***originally written 5 April 2011*** Directed by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) and based on a book by Joe Dunthorne, Submarine takes a look at life in small-town Wales for the awkward, somewhat bookish Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts). The movie feels strangely antiquated, lost in a non-specific era in which people watch … Continue reading Review: Submarine