A Brutal Game Review: Lessons in Cruelty

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter HOUSE BOUND As with many of Jean-Claude Brisseau’s pictures, The Brutal Game (Un Jeu Brutal) is a challenging and risqué affair, concerning itself with disability, sexuality, and murder. After suddenly abandoning a high-profile cancer research project, revered scientist, Professor Tessier, returns to his countryside home to oversee his daughter Isabelle’s […]

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The Missing Picture Review: Beyond the Frame

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter OUT OF FOCUS Today an abundance mediated sources saturate our daily lives. From the application loaded smartphone in your pocket, to the perpetual uncertainties of round-the-clock rolling news, such an influx of words and pictures has perhaps resulted in a level of complacency when regarding the true importance of an […]

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Blue is the Warmest Colour Review: A Deeper Shade of Love

Words: Emmett Barlow Twitter: @EmmettBarlow BLUE SONGS ARE LIKE TATTOOS Never before has the Palme d’Or been simultaneously awarded to a single film’s director and lead actors. Led by Steven Spielberg, the jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival saw it fit to award the coveted prize to director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and his committed lead […]

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Umbrellas of Cherbourg Review: She’s a Rainbow

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter J’ADORE MON AMOUR? Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) first received its theatrical release in 1964, courting over one million cinema admissions in France alone. Fifty years later the film has received a special 50th anniversary restoration release – but has this colourful French gem truly stood the test […]

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The Great Beauty Review: A Grand Awakening

CINEMA BELLISSIMO Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) recounts the tale of Jep Gambardella, a sixty-five-year-old journalist whose sole yet highly successful novel has afforded him a dazzling lifestyle amidst the decadent lives of Rome’s upper-class bourgeois. Despite focusing upon a singular protagonist in Jep, and his journey through the opulent yet increasingly […]

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