Review: Okja (2017)

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Korean director Bong Joon-ho directs this soul-satisfying fantasy adventure that’s as entertaining as it is relevant. Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun, a marvellous discovery) lives in the countryside with her grandfather (Byun Heebong), where she’s been raising Okja, the biggest and most developed of the many superpigs engineered by the Mirando Corporation. Continue reading “Review: Okja (2017)”

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Review: Snowpiercer (2013)

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Well known for pushing boundaries across his films, Bong Joon-ho makes a tremendous splash with his English-language debut Snowpiercer. Entrapped within a perpetually moving train thanks to a climate change deterrent-turned-icy, the lower class, led by Curtis (Chris Evans), start an uprising in a bid to overturn a dictatorial system that has left them impoverished. Continue reading “Review: Snowpiercer (2013)”

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive isn’t like the vampire films Hollywood have churned out over the years. There’s no sparkle, nor is there much in the way of action or suspense, only people – people with a deep resentment for the world in which they inhabit, who happen to favour blood over food and other liquids. It pays to be different though, and Jim Jarmusch’s film is a stunning subversion that’s entrenched in a wonderful sense of artistry and atmosphere. Continue reading “Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)”

Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

In the throes of childhood infatuation and the restlessness of everyday life, Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) decide to run away together from being an adopted khaki scout and an unreadable problem child. With the entire island called upon to find them and return them to safety, including Sam’s scout leader (Edward Norton) and Suzy’s anxious parents (Bill Murray and Frances MacDormand), their eagerness for freedom offers up some home truths to the Continue reading “Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)”

Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need To Talk About Kevin tells the robust tale of Eva (Tilda Swinton), an uninhibited travel writer and her husband Franklin (John C Reilly) who after an unexpected pregnancy raise the troubled Kevin (Ezra Miller): a force of nature that destroys their life for no clear reason.

After an introductory scene that offers a glimpse into Eva’s buoyant early life while simultaneously setting an ominous mood (even hinting at the bloodbath that will plague Eva for the rest of her life), the film settles down into two Continue reading “Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)”

Trailer: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Artificial Eye have released the UK trailer for We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s highly mooted novel.

Scheduled for release on October 21, We Need To Talk About Kevin stars Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller and John C. Reilly. Continue reading “Trailer: We Need To Talk About Kevin”