Browsing Tag

drama

LONDON 2015 – The Here After (2015)

Two years after an intimate tragedy shot tremors through a rural Swedish community, teenager John (Ulrik Munther) is released from a high security institute, and embraced by his father. The wide shot in which this happens could represent …

VENICE 2015 – Equals (2015)

Why must the future always be such a drag? If not nuclear apocalypse, it seems we fear civilisation becoming a right wing nut jobs paranoid nightmare, full of supressed emotion, mindless collectivism and a penchant for blandly uniform…

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Actors' emotions are pure; movie's commercial motives, not so much This music group biopic has standard features, the humble beginnings, the rapid rise, the artistic and business conflicts, the family tragedies, the manager who's a staunch…

Out of the Clouds (1955)

Humans weren’t made to fly, hence our fascination with air travel. While still offering a little thrill on every take off (or chill if the thought of flying 30,000ft above the ground in a metal canister doesn’t do it for you), the process…

Force Majeure (2014)

In an interview with ‘The Film Programme’ on BBC Radio, Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund dryly quipped that he hoped to “increase the percentage of divorce in society” by making Force Majeure, his frostily fantastic fourth feature. And…

Bereave (2015)

When I walked out of the cinema after just having viewed Bereave I was in a good mood. I'd just spent over an hour and a half being bemused and amused in equal measure. I couldn't hate the film because it made me chuckle so often.…

Tu Dors Nicole (2014)

With its black and white cinematography, female lead character who seems to be struggling to move on with her life, sense of fun and energy, and good use of music, the first point of comparison for this movie may well be Frances Ha. It was…

Swung (2015)

Making a movie about the swinging scene is no easy feat. Make it too bleak and serious and you have the potential to be stuck in the shadow of a well-revered movie like Shame. Make it too amusing and you could end up in the company of Sex…