Natalie Portman soars as troubled pop star ‘Celeste’ in Vox Lux.
Isle of Dogs review – A stop-motion wonder but no ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’
Isle of Dogs has all the wit, charm, and ‘vintageness’ of a typical Wes Anderson film, but slightly lacks in substance compared to its predecessors.
Loving Vincent review – a stunning tribute to the troubled artist
Loving Vincent sets a new benchmark for film-making with its stunning and completely oil painted portrayal of the troubled artist’s final days.
Queer film of the year ‘120 BPM’ to premiere in Kino Svetozor
The award-winning queer film 120 BPM will premiere on the 30th November in Prague’s Kino Světozor.
Mezipatra 2017 – Tom of Finland review
Tom of Finland is a surprisingly light-hearted biopic of the artist behind the revolutionary Tom of Finland cartoons. A good opener for the 18th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and a strong foundation for this year’s ‘Be Your Own Champion’ motto.
10 creepy Czech films to watch this Halloween
Despite not having a wide range of generic horror movies, and not being a country that traditionally celebrates Halloween, the Czech Republic’s film industry is still known for its wholly original and bizarre taste in film and animation. From the influential and undeniably creepy animations of Karel Zeman and Jan Svankmajer to the philosophical and truly bizarre works in the Czech New Wave era of cinema, these titles will get you in the mood.
Baby Driver review – the modern musical reinvented?
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is an interesting piece of contemporary film. It markets itself as an ultra cool car chase film, but in reality is more of an entertaining love epic / musical. It’s sweet as hell, and stylish as f*ck, but it was missing that trademark Wright humour that we’ve grown to love.
Michael Haneke and Isabelle Huppert together again for ‘Happy End’
Cannes has a massive line-up of exciting films this year including the latest from Austrian director Michael Haneke, Happy End. Could this film win Hanneke his third Palm d’ Or in a row?
Ghost in the Shell review – cyberpunk is back!
The live-action adaptation of the cult anime Ghost in the Shell is probably one of the most visually perfect films to grace our screens so far this year. It’s great to have some cyber punk to sink our teeth into again, but its poor attempts at provoking emotional responses and philosophical debate bring it down to your standard 3-star action film.
Febio Fest: Salt and Fire review
Werner Herzog’s latest film is a bigger disaster than the impending ecological doom at the heart of its narrative. A waste of resources, and an immense waste of talented actors. What on earth happened here?