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Barry Jenkins’s rhapsodic adaptation of James Baldwin’s Harlem passion story finds reasons to swoon in the darkness, writes Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Considering Island, Steven Eastwood’s documentary portrait of four dying patients at a hospice on the Isle of Wight, Sophie Monks Kaufman asks: why are we drawn to fictional moving images of death, yet fear their nonfiction counterparts?
Friday, September 14, 2018
A freed hostage of war who absconds to Goa, Roman Kolinka is a soul unbound before Aarshi Banerjee’s winning Maya brings his life back in to focus in this tacit, ineffable Mia Hansen-Løve story, writes Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Carol Morley knocks Martin Amis’s Night Train into deep space, with Patricia Clarkson’s post-traumatic police detective following a murdered astrophysicist into an indubitably dark if questionably material place, finds Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Monday, September 10, 2018
At 90 years old, Agnès Varda is living proof that you don’t need to be a tyrant or to take yourself too seriously to create great art. Her filmmaking approach may be free-wheeling, but there’s magic in the detail.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Spike Lee’s raucous investigative satire of American white nationalism whoops up a true fairy tale of anti-racist swamp-draining – without obscuring the bigger picture of a bigotry that endures, says Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Unconventional storytelling, adorable pets and topical references swell this affectionate yarn about a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque soccer star being co-opted into an anti-EU plot, writes Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Border guard Tina has a powerful nose for trouble in this twisted combination of procedural crime drama and animalistic romance, writes Sophie Monks Kaufman.
Monday, May 14, 2018
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