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Film Review

Bad people doing bad things
6
1 month ago

Bad people doing bad things

Detour

Written and directed by Christopher Smith

97 minutes, rated MA 15+

3 stars

There’s no such thing as originality, but that doesn’t mean you stop aiming for it. Detour …
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An elegy for Emily D.
8
1 month ago

An elegy for Emily D.

A Quiet Passion

Written and directed by Terence Davies

125 minutes, rated PG

4 stars

When one artist makes a film about another artist, you can be reasonably sure that …
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Kartoonish Korean ultra-violence
7
2 months ago

Kartoonish Korean ultra-violence

The Villainess

Directed by Jung Byung-gil

Written by Jung Byeong-sik and Jung Byung-gil

122 minutes, rated R

3.5 stars

The Villainess is a high-octane Korean thriller about a young woman …
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Fascinating half-true story
8
2 months ago

Fascinating half-true story

Monsieur Chocolat

Directed by Roschdy Zem

Written by Cyril Gely, Olivier Gorce, Gerard Noiriel and Roschdy Zem

114 minutes, rated M

4 stars

This is the fascinating true story of …
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Black and white and red
8
2 months ago

Black and white and red

Get Out

Written and directed by Jordan Peele

104 minutes, rated MA 15+

4 stars

A guide to African–American horror films would be a slim volume. There are black people …
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