Day: October 15, 2012

Beyond the Hills/Dupa Dealuri

      London Film Festival, 2012-10-14   The Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s most well known film to date, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, followed a pair of student girls in 1980s Bucharest into a grubby hotel where a back-street abortionist first took their money, then demanded extra

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Caleb Landry Jones in Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral

Antiviral

     London Film Festival, 2012-10-15   What’s that, you say, Cronenberg? Surely not a relation of David? Indeedy, this is the son, Brandon, and, apples not falling far from tree, chips flying off of old blocks, he serves us up a rather lipsmacking portion of body-horror just like dad

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Viktor Gerrat in Silent Souls

22 October 2012-10-22

Out in the UK This Week           Silent Souls (Artificial Eye, cert 15, DVD) Two men from an almost extinct Russian ethnic sub-group, the Merja, take the dead wife of one of them to her final rest in this poetic, poignant drama which works brilliantly as

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Spike Island

      London Film Festival, 2012-10-15   There is a great film to be made about the whole Madchester/Stone Roses/Acieed moment of the late 1980s but Spike Island isn’t it. Fun but messy might be a fair way to assess it. Fatally flawed might be another. This is a

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