Tag Archives: 2017

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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Russian Film Week II: Introduction (2017)

In its auspicious return this year, the Russian Film Week delivered an even greater assortment of films, workshops and post-screening Q&A sessions. However, the keynote scheme that was emphasised at the opening press conference was the festival’s budding new partnership with the … Continue reading

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Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 opens with a close-up of an eye with an immediate follow-up image of someone looking up at a large silver coloured circular structure. Much like the opening shots of the original film, which illustrated the desire and … Continue reading

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Review: Alien Covenant (2017)

A covenant is an agreement that can be made between a nation or people. In the context of the new film from Ridley Scott, it’s the name of the colony ship bound for a distant planet to repopulate and start … Continue reading

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