The Dreamers
Drama / Films

The Dreamers

Some forty years ago, director Bernardo Bertolucci made Last Tango in Paris, a taunt and claustrophobic movie focusing on the obsessive and heavily sexualised relationship of its leads, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. It was a great controversy in the early 70s, but became something of a critical benchmark, leading to Bertolucci shot up as … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave
Drama / Films

12 Years a Slave

McQueen’s films are occasionally difficult to watch; taking an unflinching and quasi-documentary approach to their lurid, bordering on body-horror styled subject matter. Considering the director’s relative newcomer status, McQueen’s first two movies – 2008’s Hunger and 2011’s Shame – garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim, with viewers praising McQueen’s measured directing and his mature … Continue reading

Boogie Nights
Comedy / Drama / Films

Boogie Nights

The 90s were a remarkable time for movies – the rise of indie studios like Miramax, New Line and Lions Gate lead for a new cinematic wave, with numerous original, intelligent and very well made movies gracing the screen. The decade has a lot in common with the 70s – the pre-Star Wars years, before the … Continue reading