Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege) – first-look review

His intimacy with his subjects leads to interviews with people in dire straits that do not feel exploitative. People exchange information, share rumours of food and collectively mourn “martyrs”. Abdallah Al-Khatib was born there. Indeed one of the hopes that Al-Khatib has in releasing the film is that the siege of Yarmoulk will be classified as a war crime. He talks about the desperate things people do, like selling children’s milk, but also the way they keep coming together to mourn as one. In one scene, deep into the siege,…

Red Rocket – first-look review

As charming and affable as Mikey is, he’s also a man in his forties who begins a sexual relationship with a teenager. But to keep going, and growing, we need your support. After some sort of shenanigans in Los Angeles where he’s lived for the past 18 years, Mikey is washed up and looking for a place to crash. While Mikey isn’t ashamed of his career, his prospective employees all turn him down when he explains what he’s been doing since he left town. Red Rocket – first-look review Simon…

Deerskin

Tonally, the film is a mess, as you don’t have the thrills of a slasher movie or the laughs of an all-out comedy. Deerskin Review by David Jenkins @daveyjenkins Share this Directed by Quentin Dupieux Starring Adèle Haenel Albert Delpy Jean Dujardin Anticipation. Prolific French genre filmmaker Quentin Dupieux is one of cinema’s quintessential ‘almost-but-not-quite’ talents. A local barmaid with po-faced filmmaking aspirations (Adèle Haenel) unknowingly assists with Georges’ criminal endeavours by editing amateur DV documentary footage of his crimes. Could this be the time that eccentric French director Quentin…

Hold Me Tight – first-look review

Such is the power of Krieps’ performance that Clarisse’s ideas about what might have happened to Marc and the children are as enticing as the reality. Little White Lies is committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Hold Me Tight – first-look review Mathieu Amalric’s engrossing family drama is further proof that Vicky Krieps is one of the world’s most exciting actors.Vicky Krieps is in two films at Cannes this year, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island and Mathieu Amalric’s Hold Me Tight. Adapting a play for…

Park Chan-wook will adapt The Sympathizer for TV, with Robert Downey Jr. on board

It’s been a good long time since we’ve seen the former great do any heavy-duty acting, his talents constrained within the iron shell of his superhero costume. A worldwide search is currently on for an unknown actor to portray the lead role, though his antagonist has already been settled. And depending on your view of the film industry, the buried lede here is that Robert Downey Jr. That should change soon with Decision to Leave, an espionage thriller set in his native Korea that’s been in the can for some…