Review for Grolsch FilmWorks grolschfilmworks.com/ca/reviews/deadly-virtues-love-honour-obey
A figure (Edward Akrout), his face obscured, walks in a leafy suburban street at night. He pauses, significantly, to tie his shoelace (in a film full of knots and twine), before using a cut key to sneak into an immaculate middle-class home. On his way upstairs towards the sound of vigorous sex coming from the first floor, this stranger hesitates to pick up – and sniff deeply – a discarded high heel, before entering the…
For Film4 www.film4.com/reviews/2014/rio-2
Synopsis: A family of rare blue macaws discovers it is a little less endangered in this animated, Amazon-set sequel from the makers of Ice Age.
Review: Learning that they may not be the last blue Spix’s Macaws left on the planet, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), his partner Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three children head to a remote part of the Amazon in search of their long lost kin - joined by their avian friends, pursued by vengeful…
review from Film4 (slightly altered)
Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.
"Fill all my holes, please."
It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…
Review for EyeforFilm eyeforfilm.co.uk/review/starred-up-2013-film-review-by-anton-bitel
Starred Up is a story of fathers and sons, of violence and control, of pent-up emotions and revolving doors, of self-perpetuating problems and unwanted (if certainly effective) solutions. In other words, it is a film about masculinity and society, which just happens to be set in the closed system of a prison. That said, its allegorical underpinnings are offset by a pervasive realism: for it is the first screenplay by Jonathan Asser, who has spent 12…