Tag Archives: 2017

Brief Consideration: Icarus (2017)

Icarus initially starts out as a story that examines the effectiveness of the American anti-doping system with an amateur cyclist undergoing the same doping regiment as Lance Armstrong, under the tutelage of Grigory Rodchenkov- the former director of Russia’s national … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: A Ghost Story (2017)

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is an unflinchingly forlorn film that in its every breath conveys more truth about the human condition than most movies could ever hope to achieve. Told in a minimalist style that comprises of a single … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Films of 2017

1) Blade Runner 2049 In many regards, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film resonates with the hermetically sealed innocence of a snow globe. 2) Dunkirk Dunkirk has a genuine emotional truth that both horrifies and enlightens in the same … Continue reading

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Brief Considersation: The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled is a sumptuous and terse Southern Gothic that uses the conventions of the rarefied genre to illustrate the brewing tensions between old-fashioned respectability and individualistic desire. The American Civil War period drama chronicles the recovery of a wounded … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: Song to Song (2017)

At his very best, Terrence Malick can move the audience with an impressionist style that weaves imagery together like a constantly shifting and mesmerising puzzle in motion. At once, his imperceptible films can reveal deeply personal remembrances as well as … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: Pagans (2017)

In the post-screening Q&A for Pagans, lead actor Valentin Samokhin and director of photography/producer, Maxim Trapo sketched out the origins of the film. The picture initially started life as a play (written by Ann Yablonskaya) that was performed twice a month in … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: All Will End Soon (2017)

All Will End Soon is the directorial debut from Aleksei Rybin, who previously worked in the Russian film industry as a screenwriter as well as being the guitarist for the Soviet rock band- Kino. The picture is a dramatic illustration of … Continue reading

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