These days, however, Swanberg’s micro-movies aren’t quite so micro or non-professional.

It’s almost impossible to stumble upon the words “Joe Swanberg” without the inevitable subheading “godfather of mumblecore”. It’s true, of course. As (...)

Tooth and nail: Ben Fransham

Here it comes. Prepare yourself for the critical construction that won’t stop giving. They weren’t wrong about vampires being indestructible. Ha, h(...)

Bloom with a view: Fionn Walton in Out of Here

We wouldn’t want to scupper Donal Foreman by labelling his wonderful debut feature “cool”, but, darn it, there is something unavoidably hip about O(...)

There comes a time in many artists’ lives when they need to compile the blame report. This usually happens when they realise they’re not living hig(...)

Here’s a suggestion. Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law (1986) contains one of the most captivating prison sequences in the history of US cinema. The three he(...)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne: “We are funny in real life? I think so, yes. But when working on a character, we get serious.”

We begin with a chat about the last scene of the Dardenne brothers’ new film. Nobody is likely to confuse Two Days, One Night with a Miss Marple my(...)

Maybe it’s the stage Irish sentimentality. Or maybe it’s the non sequiturs. But it’s hard to think of a more heartbroken noir mark than Michael O’Hara(...)

Can it be an accident that the TV series The Prisoner and the films Point Blank, Le Samuraï and Branded to Kill all emerged, apparently independently (...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)