Monthly Archives: November 2010

The American

The American is a curiosity. The Dutch director, Anton Corbijn, used to ply his trade as a photographer – and you can tell. Filmed in an idyllic Italian Alpine village, the audience is treated to a visual feast: gorgeously lit cobbled streets; … Continue reading

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Another Year

I caught up with Mike Leigh’s latest offering almost out of a sense of duty – aware of his jewel-in-the-crown status amongst British filmmaking and that a 2003 stage revival of Abigail’s Party was the extent of my experience of his work to date. Another Year’s home-grown colours are … Continue reading

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

I went to see this Thai Palme D’Or winner yesterday, attempting to keep an open mind having read of its inscrutability. It started with a beautiful sequence shot in dusky light: a big old buffalo tied to a tree, looking … Continue reading

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