In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see which is best. Today’s versus match is between Andy Muschietti’s It (2017) and Clarence G. Badger’s It (1927).
Kelly Reichardt’s female-centric western abandons the mythos of the robust gunslinging cowboy commonly associated with the genre in favour of a sombre, realistic depiction of journeying pioneers lost in the arid, desolate wilderness.
In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see which comes out on top. Today’s versus match is between Ingmar Bergman’s Shame (1968) and Steve McQueen’s Shame (2011).
In our Four Films series we pick a theme and examine four different kinds of films on that theme. This week, time loops – stories in which people (or someone) continuously relive the same events.
Two Romeos do battle over one Juliet (or perhaps we should say Julieta) in Paula Ortiz’s doomed romantic tale based on Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy Blood Wedding.
Despite wielding a strong cast which includes Lena Headey, Mark Strong and Penélope Cruz, this Spanish-British fantasy romantic comedy from first time director María Ripoll is severely lacking in wit and romance.
In Spotlight, we shine a light on upcoming, underappreciated or obscure filmmakers by examining three pieces in their filmography. This week, we explore the films of German director Christian Petzold.
Juno’s Ellen Page and Allison Janney makes for smart casting as a pseudo mother-daughter pair in Sian Heder’s remarkable debut feature about a runaway who impulsively abducts a baby from its irresponsible parent.