Ahead of the New York revival of The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford to be shown at The Museum of the Moving Image on December 7th, Mark Farnsworth pays tribute to a masterpiece of modern cinema.
Simply put, Katell Quillevere’s “Suzanne” is mesmerising filmmaking.
Masquerading as a “Vice” magazine documentary, Ti West’s latest film, “The Sacrament” makes chilling use of immersionist journalism to reimagine the “Jonestown Massacre” as a contemporary event. “Vice” reporter Sam and his cameraman Jake tag along with fashion-photographer Patrick after [...]
This week Mark Farnsworth’s film choices from the 2013 London Film Festival feature the Polish post World War 2 drama “Ida,” the British, urban thriller “Sixteen,” South African shocker, “Of Good Report” and “The Fear” a study of domestic violence in Catalonia.
The filmmakers have obviously learned a trick or two on how to sell a film.
This is America in the carefree, can-do 90s, kicking ass video game style of the First Gulf War, gorging itself on Hollywood CGI.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow up to Drive is a grotty, nasty, stylish revenge flick.
Director Ben Wheatley has created something remarkable, intangible. His ability to deliver the uncanny is frightening.
Hunkered down with the living dead scraping at the door Brad Pitt’s Gerry Lane states, “Movement is life.” For over a decade that’s exactly what the Zombie genre has been doing, moving relentlessly forward, shoving a broken mirror right up [...]
Luhrmann doesn’t have enough depth to make Fitzgerald’s characters truly shallow
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