The Limits of Control

11th December 2009 -

 Movie Review

While it's probably too meandering and vague for mainstream cinemagoers, this offbeat thriller is a terrific example of Jarmusch's subtly cheeky tone, plus gorgeous Christopher Doyle cinematography and a terrific cast. A lone man (De...

35 Shots Of Rum [35 Rhums]

10th July 2009 -

 Movie Review

Quietly establishing her characters and their inter-relationships with very little dialog, filmmaker Denis uses her typically moody, vague style to explore multicultural France with dark humour and warm emotion.Jo (Diop) lives with her widowed train-driver...

The Limits of Control

30th April 2009 -

 Movie Review

It was about three years ago when, emerging from a press screening of Pedro Almodóvar's Volver, a good friend said to me, "You just can't argue with Almodóvar," referring to the idiosyncratic style that the...

Lumumba

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

The story of the Congo and its struggle for independence from Belgium is a bloody and torrid one, but Lumumba doesn't really imbue the tale with much spirit. Rather, this is a fairly staid...

Trouble Every Day

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

French filmmaker and provocateur Claire Denis has provided movie audiences with stimulating cinema over the years, with fare such as Nenette et Boni, I Can't Sleep, and the award-winning Beau Travail. Clearly, Denis has proven...

Coffee & Cigarettes

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Not unlike his cigar-shop patter with Harvey Keitel in "Blue in the Face," the great American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has now released a feature length collection of café-style conversation. It consists of eleven semi-fictional segments,...

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