Feature, Film Review

Flashback Memories 3D (2012)

Tokyo-born director Tetsuaki Matsue started out as a filmmaker in 1999, originally directing documentaries.  After two directorial features in his filmography, he returned to the genre in 2012, when he made a feature documentary about a very unique musician.  The film went on to win the Audience Award in the 2012 Tokyo […]

Feature, Film Review

The Voices (2014)

After the wonderful Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, Iranian-born French author/illustrator/director Marjane Satrapi has been relatively quiet on the filmmaking scene.   After her first live-action directorial feature, the 2012 film Gang of the Jotas, Satrapi follows it up with one of the highlights of Sundance London 2014. The Voices […]

Feature, Festivals

7th Annual Asia House Film Festival

The seventh annual Asia House Film Festival, celebrating film from the Asia Pacific region, will be taking place in London from 27 March to 31 March 2015. Organised by non-profit organisation Asia House and sponsored by Prudential, this year’s festival’s ‘New Generations’ theme reflects on new talents, new styles, new landscapes and new modes of film […]

Feature, Film Review

Still Alice (2014)

Well before the 2015 film awards season got up to speed, one winner had already been proclaimed. The early whispers surrounding Julianne Moore’s performance as a University professor struggling to deal with early onset Alzheimer’s continued to build until one of America’s finest actresses finally stood on stage clutching the […]

Feature, Film Review

Focus (2015)

After the disappointing After Earth and Men in Black III, being in a romantic-comedy looks like a safe bet for superstar Will Smith. A healthy change of scene before hitting the much-anticipated Suicide Squad, Smith teams up with Squad co-star Margot Robbie in a heist flick that is teemed with […]

Feature, News

Done and dusted – The 87th Academy Awards

Well that’s it for another year.  The awards have been awarded, the red carpet rolled away, the parties are over and the annual circus that is film award season reached its climax last night with the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.  Everything, it seems, went to plan – host, […]

Feature, Film Review

The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

Making love. . . work The “Duke of Burgundy”(Hamearis lucina) is a butterfly found in England, and the lesbian couple in Strickland’s sophisticated new film, again making learned use of a disreputable genre (1970’s continental soft core porn; Italian “giallo” last time), are entomologists who play dominance and submission games. […]

Feature, Film Review

Cinderella (2015)

Courage and kindness, I think we can all agree, are valuable attributes. But do we need to be reminded of this obvious truism every few minutes? Disney’s new adaptation of Cinderella certainly believes so, sparing no tangential opportunity to slip it into conversation. Avoiding anything that might require a moment’s […]