Sunset (2018)

Nothing screams ‘kick the blockbuster summer off’ than a two and half hour foreign language period drama, am I right? With the likes of Aladdin already under my belt and things like The Lion King still to come, I took advantage of the smallest screen in my local multiplex to go and see the latest offering…

Birds Of Passage (2018)

I’m lucky enough to have a Curzon as my local multiplex cinema, and that means that in the same week that I see a big commercial crowd pleaser like Pokémon Detective Pikachu, I can then also hope across the hallway to see something like Birds Of Passage. Diversity and versatility is the thing that I…

Cold War (2018)

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t see nearly as many foreign language films as I should. My 2018 total so far stands at a pitiful two, having caught Loveless and A Fantastic Woman during the last awards season, and wouldn’t you just know it, as the next season starts to come around,…

A Fantastic Woman (2017)

To my eternal discredit, I only managed to see two of the five pictures nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. The first was Russian entry Loveless, and, luckily for me, the second was A Fantastic Woman, the Chilean entry that ended up taking the big prize on Sunday night. It’s victory…

Loveless (2017)

There were two main choices for my viewing pleasure this week, Russian picture Loveless or the Donald Crowhurst biopic The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. At this time in the cinematic calendar, it is always wise to follow the releases that have nominations attached to them, so Colin and Rachel have been set aside…