Review: Earthquake Bird

Director: Wash Westmoreland Stars: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Naoki Kobayashi The spirit of the 80's erotic thriller is alive if not exactly thriving in Wash Westmoreland's second UK release of the year following January's cinematic release of Colette. Earthquake Bird arrives on the small screen, beaming straight out of Netflix and into your living room, which … Continue reading Review: Earthquake Bird

Review: Under The Silver Lake

Director: David Robert Mitchell Stars: Riley Keough, Andrew Garfield, Callie Hernandez David Robert Mitchell's Under The Silver Lake is a woozy, rambling, blissed-out epic, the kind seen before when Hollywood tries (and fails) to swallow up a new and interesting voice from the indie stratosphere. Mitchell hit paydirt in 2014 with his word-of-mouth horror gem It Follows. … Continue reading Review: Under The Silver Lake

Review: The House That Jack Built

Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough Having been labelled a misogynist so many times for his films of intense female suffering, the idea of Lars Von Trier making a serial killer movie about a man who preys on women ought to be shocking. But it's not. That the film in question … Continue reading Review: The House That Jack Built

Review: Hold The Dark

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Stars: Riley Keough, Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård Hold The Dark is the latest feature from a feted indie name to make an unceremonious debut on Netflix. Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin and Green Room both inspected the violent fallout of masculine bravado, and that same toughness recurs here. The world is full of hardships, blood-letting, rape and … Continue reading Review: Hold The Dark

Review: Logan Lucky

Director: Steven  Soderbergh Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough It's been a funny ol' summer season, dotted with misfiring mid-budget hopefuls amid the usual glut of studio sequels, prequels and reboots. Even the successes (A Ghost Story for example) failed to capitalise on their critical acclaim. I started covering Twin Peaks not just because I … Continue reading Review: Logan Lucky

Review: American Honey

Director: Andrea Arnold Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough Andrea Arnold has already proven herself adept at crafting gritty and honest social realism here in the UK, particularly drawing attention for her 2009 film Fish Tank. Following a willfully unusual (and sporadically inspiring) adaptation of Wuthering Heights, the indie extraordinaire has turned her attention, perhaps inevitably, … Continue reading Review: American Honey