★★★★☆ Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen’s second feature together is a difficult one to look at. Like his debut Hunger, Shame hangs about the screen, cold and stark, each frame meticulously composed and static and, where his main concern first time around was hunger striker Bobby Sands deprivation, this time around McQueen takes a long hard stare at a successful man’s...
REVIEW: The Artist
★★★★☆ Michel Hazanavicius’ sweet, simple and affecting little piece of work has been lauded and gushed over since it’s awards season run, making many best lists before the year was out. Of course with anything “widely acclaimed” it would seem that the backlash of people, bloggers and even the anger of Kim Novak has seriously started to hinder the enjoyment of watching...
REVIEW: We Need to Talk About Kevin
★★★★★ Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Movern Callar) returns after 10 years out of the film making world with what might turn out to be one of the greatest modern horror films ever made. A terrifyingly tense and measured version of Lionel Shriver’s infamous novel of the same name concerning a mother’s transferred redemption of her own life after her son goes on a high school killing...