This month's quiz centres on cinema in Eastern Europe between the coming of talkies and the new waves of the post-Communist era. The questions cover films and film-makers from countrie...
Mike McCahill on 1st April / comments
Indie writer-director Noah Baumbach follows up 2012’s Frances Ha with the tale of a middle-aged couple who become entangled with the lives of a pair of Manhattan hipsters. Their collision is funny up ...
Mike McCahill on 1st April
This Oscar-nominated adventure describes Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s attempt to prove how early civilisations related to the ocean by sailing from Peru to Polynesia on a raft. Prepare to be sw...
Mike McCahill on 1st April
Adapted from a popular comic book, this French family flick finds a 12-and-a-half year old girl trying to rescue her mother from the pits of depression. Beneath the production design, there’s real hea...
James Oliver on 31st March / comments
James Oliver dons his tinfoil hat and goes in search of paranoia in movies, and discovers it's quite the conspiracy...
Mike McCahill on 31st March / comments
This much-acclaimed Swedish coming-of-age drama focuses on the budding relationship between a leather-jacketed bad boy and a young trans man. Their rocky rite-of-passage is sensitively observed by the...
David Parkinson on 31st March / comments
The recent triumph of Birdman at the Oscars confirms that audiences love films about the world of actors and acting. But, as David Parkinson suggests, Irritu's dark comedy pales beside the finest film...
Mike McCahill on 27th March / comments
This self-reflexive Norwegian drama centres on a lonely blind woman who starts making up stories in a bid to relieve herself of her solitude. It’s a knottily involving experience, writes Mike McCahill...
Mark Reynolds on 27th March / comments
Six riotous tales of inequality, injustice and revenge explore the unrivalled pleasures and devastating pitfalls of unrestrained passion. Hold on to your seat and enjoy the ride, says Mark Reynolds.
Mike McCahill on 27th March
Venezuelan writer-director Mariana Rondon won the Golden Shell at last year’s San Sebastian festival for this tale of a mother and child chafing against society’s gender roles.
Barry Forshaw on 26th March / comments
Does Mary Whitehouse still guide the hand of today’s movie censors? Barry Forshaw continues his survey of titillation on the big screen.
Mike McCahill on 26th March / comments
This fly-on-the-wall fashion documentary follows Raf Simons, the Belgian appointed in 2012 as Dior’s new creative director, as he sets about designing his first collection. It’s rather more than a puf...