Interview with Richard Ayoade

This week marks the release of Richard Ayoade’s second directorial outing with The Double, and firm proof that the actor has become a force to reckon with in the world of British filmmaking. The product of his efforts, an adaptation of the…

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

Yves Saint Laurent absolutely proves every prejudice you might hold about French fashion-types: that they're all snobbish, heartless, soulless assholes. And what is the point of making a biopic if you're just going to play up to stale…

The Congress (2013)

The Congress shot itself in the foot. It's all I can say, really. All the elements of a daring examination of self-identity in a technological future were right there in front of it and then BANG. Blood everywhere. Those trainers are…

The Zero Theorem (2014)

It should be a requirement that in all screenings of Terry Gilliam's movies, the film in question should be shown two or three times in succession. Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and now The Zero Theorem: all beg an immediate re-watch to try and…

Mood Indigo (2013)

Michel Gondry is out of control in Mood Indigo. And that is both a good and a bad thing. It does feel against my every natural inclination to criticise Gondry and his work. Originality and imagination of this magnitude is such a rare and…

The Double (2014)

The Double is horror for the meek, comedy for the rest of the world. A loose adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel of the same name, Ayoade's second feature as a director spans genres and spins laughs out of our deepest-held terrors that our…

Is Winona Ryder Back?

Lay down your flowers at the shrine of the Queen of Generation X because, according to the Independent, she's Hollywood's “fallen angel”, a sad spirit of decades past who floats through our consciousness without a drop of relevance and…

Upstream Colour (2013)

You know what? There is absolutely no point lying about this. I had absolutely no freaking idea what was going on in Upstream Colour. I honestly don't think I have ever understood a movie less, at least not for a long, long time. Who's to…