Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is enthralled by Jennifer Kent’s uncompromising revenge film.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Late Night to be a disappointingly derivative journey into talk-show production.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is equally bewildered and entertained by Daniel Scheinert’s latest black comedy.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Lulu Wang’s latest film a touching and elegant work.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is enamoured by the anarchic charms of Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age film.
Following up from his stylish horror homage It Follows, David Robert Mitchell has attempted to transition into the neo-noir space with his latest LA-set pastiche Under the Silver Lake. After a year spent in post-production turmoil from a lukewarm Cannes screening, the film has been quietly dropped on MUBI’s streaming service day and date with its UK cinema […]
Like the cyborgs that inhabit its glossy, commercialised metropolis, Alita: Battle Angel often feels stitched together from a scrapheap of genres and concepts. Far from a well-oiled machine, the film suffers greatly from the clashing methodologies of its two prominent filmmakers. Between the spectacle-driven James Cameron and the economical Robert Rodriguez, there is a war of function […]
One doesn’t need to look hard to notice that the cinematic landscape has evolved in the past couple of decades. Whilst Disney – and by extension Marvel – currently dominate the box office with superhero bonanzas, it wasn’t long ago that comparatively unconventional lower-budget fare was electrifying audiences in a largely similar fashion. Released at […]
With The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Coen Brothers have pushed the anthology film back into the awards sphere and popular conversation. It’s notoriously a genre so often varying in quality and consistency that it can be tricky to garner much serious attention, let alone awards buzz. Yet these films can be gleefully unorthodox in structure, […]
I will never forget the first time I watched Dogtooth. This feature – earning Lanthimos deserved recognition at both Cannes and the Academy Awards – is hardly casual watching, arguably elevating itself into the realm of taboo. Yet, the onslaught of provocative imagery, bone-dry dialogue and a viciously satirical attitude seared it upon my conscience instantaneously. […]