Tope Ogundare spoke to French director Jacques Audiard about working with American actors, why he’s steering clear of Netflix and his upcoming musical.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s first international co-production is a ravishing affair.
TAJ MAHAL is a film that grasps at what it could be, without managing to get any further than that.
DHEEPAN showcases director Jacques Audiard’s talent for squeezing raw power from moments of both violence and intimacy.
The White Knights
Joachim Lafosse’s understated THE WHITE KNIGHTS forces us to reconsider the maddening moral puzzle of orphan smuggling in Africa.
Far From Men
David Oelhoffen’s Camus adaptation is a slow-burning moral drama featuring strong performances from Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.
Cédric Jimenez’s latest feature tracks the Marseilles-based investigation into The French Connection drug trafficking operation, though it’s a limp and by-the-numbers affair.
BARBECUE through its awkward plotting and play-it-safe approach to the mid-life crisis film never amounts to much more than generic crowd pleaser material.
Love at First Fight
With a delightfully blunt sense of humour and style, Love at First Fight is a far richer romantic comedy than its corny title suggests.
The Last Diamond
There’s nothing especially wrong with the way the Last Diamond approaches anything, and that in itself is what holds it back: never being bold enough with its set-up to avoid being utterly forgettable.