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Enough Said review

Enough Said will, perhaps, be somewhat overshadowed by the sad passing of the film’s male lead, James Gandolfini, but Nicole Holofcener’s latest is a breezy, sun drenched, fun LA comedy of the highest order. One is quickly consumed by the warm and witty humour and charm of Enough Said and it’s perhaps only upon looking … Read more

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Abuse of Weakness review

Any interest I found in Abuse of Weakness – aside from being impressed yet again by how remarkable an actress Isabelle Huppert is – derived from knowledge I took into the film of similarities between the events depicted and to things that actually happened to director Catherine Breillat. This sort of contextual interest is an … Read more

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Hirokazu Koreeda interview for Like Father, Like Son

Hirokazu Koreeda’s sublime Like Father, Like Son premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and won the Jury Prize. It was one of my favourite films of the festival and I was lucky enough to see it again at the London Film Festival this week. I was also lucky enough to speak to … Read more

At-Berkeley

At Berkeley review

Frederick Wiseman’s four hour documentary on the University of Berkeley is an outstanding achievement in the peeling back of multiple layers. A masterpiece in telling a story through documentary filmmaking in a way in which the text becomes richer and more absorbing as we find ourselves more and more involved in the machinations and minutiae … Read more

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Inside Llewyn Davis review

“If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song” One of the first lines in the Coen Brothers’ exceptional new film helps to set up this incredibly smartly structured story of a folk singer in 1960s Greenwich Village who is striving for success within his creative field. He doesn’t … Read more

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Tom at the Farm review

Xavier Dolan, the writer, director and star of Tom at the Farm – there are more Dolan credits but they are far too numerous to mention here – is not even twenty-five but already has four films to his name. His latest, Tom at the Farm, follows the incredibly compelling and visually astute Laurence Anyways, … Read more