Eclectica is back in 2019 for an Oscar season like no other. There’s a film about a famous author and one about a British monarch, but this time the more literary of the two sees Keira Knightley putting the bi in biopic for our film
It might be Justice League week at the cinemas, but Off the Shelf sees us assembling an international super-team of maverick auteurs. While Rob heads to Japan for Sion Sono’s kill-crazy “Tag”, Graham pops over to Hungary for Ildiko Enyedi’s surreal love story “On Body
Maybe I wasn’t adventurous enough. But the way the LFF advertises its slate of films, it’s too tempting not to be. See, there’s an ‘official competition’, but unlike major film festivals like Cannes or Venice, the most hotly anticipated offerings aren’t in it, for the
Whatever he did for his fourth film, Pablo Larraín must have known he needed to make a sharp turn. His first three films form such a comprehensive trilogy on life under Pinochet’s dictatorship that anything more would have risked tilling over old ground. His debut, Tony
Horror has many go to Monsters; one will have its turn in the limelight before passing it on to the next evolving a little along the way. The subtleties of titles like the Uninvited or the Haunting have subsided only to be replaced by the
This week on Cinema Eclectica we break all the rules and anger the Great Internet Overlord. We also manage to cram in reviews of “Kinetta”, “Bitter Lake”, “Diary of a Lost Girl”, “Greatful Dead”, “Wake in Fright”, and “The Children’s Book of Cinema”. That’s right.
Yorgos Lanthimos’s films have the feel – though not the visual style – of watching CCTV footage of a rowdy Saturday night. You are always aware that terrible violence could erupt at any moment, but you don’t know when, and it’s all you can do