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  • Ava

    Ava

    ★★★

    A bold debut feature that balances the youthful vibrancy of American Honey and the blunt detachment of Dogtooth. It deviates along a less interesting path in its second half, which is a shame, but there's enough here to suggest that there's a bright future ahead for director and co-writer Léa Mysius.

  • Hagazussa

    Hagazussa

    ★★★★

    Under The Skin meets The Witch and almost as good as that sounds.

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★

    A wonderful character drama with two remarkable central performances. Equally hilarious and touching, Lost In Translation is a study of two people who have lost their place in the world. Whilst staying in Tokyo, Bill Murray's washed up Hollywood star and Scarlett Johansson's married too young philosophy graduate bond as a result of their isolation and being out of place in a foreign city.

    The wandering early stages of the film and its leisured pace help to convey the loneliness…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is an extraordinary film, both in its conception and its execution. In a world of ballooning budgets and opening weekend projections, a film like Boyhood shouldn’t exist, but thankfully it does and the end product is an endlessly fascinating and rewarding experience.

    Boyhood follows Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up in Texas with his elder sister Samantha(Lorelai Linklater) and his separated parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) over 12 years, from early childhood to the…