Day: October 22, 2012

Santi Ahumada plays Lucía in Thursday till Sunday

Thursday Till Sunday aka De Jueves a Domingo

      London Film Festival, 2012-10-22  Dominga Sotomayor’s remarkable debut feature is a sotto voce drama about a family on a road trip. Proceeding by suggestion rather than assertion, it is in some respects similar to Pablo Trapero’s early, soapy drama Familia Rodante. There are faint hints of the

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In the House

    London Film Festival, 2012-10-22   If you’ve seen 5X2, you’ll already know that François Ozon makes immensely clever yet highly entertaining films, and that there’s a point to the cleverness; he’s not just showing off. In the House, aka Dans La Maison, is Ozon to the bone, another

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Pilou Asbaek as Mikkel the ship's cook in A Hijacking

A Hijacking

    London Film Festival, 2012-10-22   Stories of Somali pirates hijacking ships and holding people hostage for months regularly make the news bulletins but rarely seem to make it to the big screen. Which is odd considering that foreigners waving guns about in front of frightened innocents’ faces is

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Willem Dafoe in The Hunter

29 October 2012-10-29

Out in the UK This Week     The Hunter (Artificial Eye, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) There’s a totally immersive sense of place in this engrossing thriller starring Willem Dafoe as the titular hunter in kill-or-be-killed Australia. He’s some sort of badass eco-transgressor working for a rapacious global megacorp and he’s

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