El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol (Mexico, 2012)

Fast-Paced, Bold and Beautiful: ¡Viva! Festival 2014


As ¡Viva! film festival celebrates 20 years of bringing us the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema, Toby Hood is on hand to gauge 2014′s vintage…  Arriving at this year’s ¡Viva! film festival launch,...


Nymphomaniac’s One Night Stand: Nymphomaniac I & II With Cast Q&A


Sarah Creed spends an evening with Nymphomaniac and some of its stars. She emerged, but was she unscathed? “Perhaps the only difference between me and other people is that I have always demanded...

Bastards / Les salauds (2013)

Sociopaths, Sunshine and Shadow: The New Film Noir


As Bastards (Les Salauds) enjoys a nationwide release, Toby Hood investigates the evolution of film noir, and the dangers of veering into pastiche… From its beginnings in German expressionism, film noir flourished during...

Lars von Trier (image courtesy Christian Geisnaes)

In Profile: Lars von Trier


Infamous director Lars von Trier is back with “the least-sexy 4 hour portrayal of sex you’ll ever see.” Frederick Johnson looks at a complex man who loves to divide his audience… It’s easy to get...

Taxi Driver (1976)

In Profile: Taxi Driver (1976)


As we celebrate its restoration, Adam Scovell analyses the defining visual moments in Scorsese’s masterpiece — and “You talkin’ to me?” isn’t one of them… Before Martin Scorsese became obsessed with portraying intricate systems...

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis — Reviewed


The acting and soundtrack may be pitch-perfect, but is the latest Coen Brothers film just too morose? Andrew Kirkland gets inside Llewyn Davis… Joel and Ethan Coen, the so-called ‘Two-Headed Director’ have a propensity...

Mulholland Drive

Little White Lies Weekender: Mulholland Drive


Casting calls, a whodunnit and a little blue box: Oli Rahman revisits classic Lynch, courtesy of Little White Lies magazine… In celebration of their 50th edition, indie film journal Little White Lies held...


Little White Lies Presents: Project Fifty


Our favourite indie film magazine is celebrating it’s fiftieth issue in style… Our favourite bi-monthly indie film mag, Little White Lies (LWLies), are celebrating the release of their 50th edition in style, and...

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

Foreign Language Films of 2013 You Need To See


Fed up with her favourite films flying under the radar, Emma Palmer makes a case for this year’s best releases … Graphic novel adaptation and coming-of-age drama, Blue Is The Warmest Colour, has been receiving...