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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Critics: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Dir. Stephen Daldry 2 out of 5 I will spare the ‘Extremely X and Incredibly Y’ puns that litter reviews of director Stephen Daldry’s latest literary...

Off the page and onto the screen

Matt Wakeling reviews the much anticipated film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On The Road

Spectre: Bond returns in a competent but rather unspectacular follow-up to...

The film plays as an homage to the franchise but is let down by its weak story.

Rust and Bone – Review

Jacques Audiard delivers this killer whale of a film to British audiences after scooping awards around the world. Starring the infinitely versatile Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone is a gripping emotional tale of a woman fighting for life and love in the wake of a bizarre and brutal accident.

The Angel’s Share

Lewis Camley needs a stiff drink after seeing Ken Loach's new film. Dir. Ken Loach 7/10 Looking up at Edinburgh Castle, John Henshaw, playing the likeable community...

The Critics: Melancholia

Dir. Lars Von Trier There was a bit of a fracas surrounding the release of Lars Von Trier’s latest film. Notorious for possessing a dark...

Amour – Review

Michael Haneke scooped his second Palm d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival with Amour; a film which maintains his thematic concerns and seriously dark, brutal tone while addressing love and age. A haunting, powerful and unusual film, well worthy of its accolades; writes Lewis Camley.

A statement on the media’s spectrum of anguish: Nightcrawler reviewed

The movie is a success not only as a character study of one man's psychopathy but a commentary of the parallel between corporate moral transgression and career enhancement.

Good (But Not Necessarily ‘The Best’) Christmas Films

A handful of The Saint's writers on their favorite Christmas films

French Fancy: Potiche

François Ozon’s latest film opens the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival Only in its seventh year and supposedly the fastest growing film event in the UK,...