Tag: Xavier Dolan

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
DVD Review

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

Based on the play of the same name by French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce, Cannes 2016 Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World focuses on 34-year old gay playwright Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who is visiting his family after a 12-year absence to let them know that he is dying. However, […]

Elephant Song (2014)
Film Review

Elephant Song (2014)

Elephant Song, Charles Biname’s 2014 Canadian psychological thriller, arrives on VOD platforms in the UK on Monday the 13th July. And yet despite the glaring lack of theatrical release or promotion, it really is worth a watch. It’s well done, taught, and doesn’t outstay its welcome. This recommendation comes with […]

Film Review

Laurence Anyways (2012)

With 2012’s Laurence Anyways, Canadian auteur/director Xavier Dolan has haemorrhaged some sort of meandering, beautiful, infuriating, heartbreaking and quite unbelievable work onto the screen, more than living up to the promise shown in his first two films, I Killed My Mother (2009) and Heartbeats (2010). Though Laurence Anyways is in […]