The Bolivian Case is a fascinating example of documentarians subverting audience expectations, moving from a critique of media trials to a deconstruction of racial politics.
Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature film is a stunningly honest look at the Indian legal system, both enriching and bleakly funny.
M. Manikandan’s The Crow’s Egg is a simple yet effective satire that sheds light on the impact of globalisation on different sections of Indian society.
Christophe Honore’s unconventional adaptation of Ovid’s text is a a unique blend of fantasy and social commentary about perceptions of sexuality today.
Whilst ideologically ambitious and well-shot, STRANGERLAND doesn’t fully realise any of its bigger points regarding sexuality and intercultural relations, hampered also by some lacklustre performances.
Anurag Kashyap’s foray into more commercial cinema is a big disappointment, marred by poor performances and tonally inconsistent editing.
Beatriz Sanchis makes the fluidity of THEY ARE ALL DEAD its biggest strength, and that above all else, makes it quite a unique and impressive venture.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a brave, unconventional and thoroughly entertaining attempt at noir and in the process becomes a landmark moment for Hindi cinema.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is a solid Bond spoof with its own subversive and radical political undertones, and while it doesn’t always step far out of the tropes it tries to mock, it’s an enjoyable effort from KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn
MORTDECAI is tremendously unfunny, a messy and seemingly aimless modern incarnation of the marital detective hijinks seen in films like THE THIN MAN.