Tag: world cinema

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Youth

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Youth

Review By Michael McNulty You may find it difficult to decide how to feel about Youth, Paolo Sorrentino’s most recent cinematic offering.  Set in a luxury spa hotel in the Swiss Alps, the film has a quiet melancholy about it with an undercurrent of comedy flowing beneath the surface. Youth’s ...

Review: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Review: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt Arabian Nights finishes in very much the same it started two volumes ago: Obliquely. As mentioned in a previous instalment, praise cannot go high enough for Miguel Gomes ambition to capture his home country in a desolate state of stasis.  Ravaged by austerity, in the ...

Review: Arabian Nights: The Desolate One

Review: Arabian Nights: The Desolate One

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt The second section of Miguel Gomes’ Portuguese austerity odyssey doesn’t lighten the load in anyway, though at time it feels more engaging than the previous entry. This section features more nude women that play along with its fantasy elements. Unfortunately, two of the tales featured ...

Review: Victoria

Review: Victoria

Review by Jack Deslandes Filmed entirely in one take, Victoria is a roller coaster ride of nail-biting tension and heart-stopping suspense that, if you make it through, will leave you bitter, cold, and gasping for breath. The story takes place between the hours of 4 and 6 am as it ...

Migration in focus at Berlin Film Festival 

Migration in focus at Berlin Film Festival 

by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada “The Right to Happiness”, this year’s Berlinale motto, is clearly linked to the one most talked about topic in the German media this year: Refugees. Donation boxes for the Berlin Centre for Torture Victims in every cinema, various programmes to help refugees in Berlin, from free ...