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  • Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    ★★★★½

    I've been a bit quiet about it, partly because I don't have Wi-fi right now, partly because I haven't gotten around to using this site properly in months. But I was at the London Film Festival again this year, and I've written a few reviews/longer pieces on the bits that stood out to me. Here's the first, my review of arguably the best Star being Born you'll see all year (or next year, maybe, you know how festivals be).

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★½

    'Pawlikowski is a serious filmmaker who doesn’t make the mistake of thinking that history happens in widescreen. History never makes itself well known to the people living through it; quite often it feels more like a movie than real life. The scope of his two most recent stories, both dealing with post-war Poland’s past and future, is at once suffocatingly narrow and devastatingly wide, protracted to excess, even in the space of his less than 90 minute running times. Everything…

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