In The Heart of The Sea (2015)

In The Heart of The Sea is the story of the real-life maritime disaster and extraordinary journey of the Essex and her crew at the height of the American whaling industry. In the winter of 1820, the Nantucket (New England) whaling ship…

While We’re Young (2014)

While We're Young is Noah Braumbach's inter-generational comedy about the allure of youth and the frustration of ageing, telling us that the adage that you are only as old as you feel really only stretches so far. Every generation must face…

The Way He Looks (2014)

The Way He Looks is a low-key but charming and ultimately uplifting Brazilian film about a love triangle between three teenagers. It is the first feature-length film by the young Brazilian filmmaker Daniel Ribeiro and is based on his 2010…

A Touch of Sin (2013)

A Touch of Sin is Jia Zhangke's portrait of the new China, a society which is caught in the gap between tradition and ruthless capitalism gone awry, where greed, corruption and despair are rampant and fully embraced by the new rich. Jia…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive is the first Jim Jarmusch film I have seen in a very long time. Come to think of it, it may even have been the only one since his 1984 big moment with Stranger Than Paradise and I sincerely believe that not having…

Jeune et Jolie (2013)

Francois Ozon's Jeune et Jolie is the portrait of a young schoolgirl from a well to do middle-class background and her coming-of-age into adolescence in modern day Paris. The film left me with a lot of questions but very few answers and it…

Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers - a reference to the Dia de las Flores festival in Cuba - is a lighthearted, romantic family melodrama and potential crowdpleaser for a Saturday night in at best. That doesn't sound like a glowing recommendation for a…

In Fear (2013)

In Fear is Jeremy Lovering's feature film debut in the true spirit of the British horror genre, creating an atmosphere of psychological scares without the gore through a process of escalation of tension and terror and all of this in a low…