Wildfire

With potential for rich commentary, excited to delve into what this has to offer. In Retrospect. Couldn’t stop watching these sisters spiral. Their scenes together are magnificent, with every feeling used to amplify their dynamic. Share this Share this Two sisters are reunited as their community comes apart at the seams in Cathy Brady’s Troubles-era drama.Out of the blue, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) returns home to her sister Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone) after years of estrangement. Still, the acting at the heart of Wildfire lives up to its name, and the painful…

Annette

Annette won’t be for everyone, yet it’s hard to argue against the ambition and originality of this outrageous love story. Driver’s performance is one of full-bodied enthusiasm and physicality, channelling the spirit of Denis Lavant in Carax’s 1991 film The Lovers on the Bridge. In Retrospect. Their whirlwind romance results in a marriage and a gifted daughter – named Annette – but Henry’s jealousy and inability to let love overrule his deep-seated self-loathing spells impending doom. It is quite possibly a masterpiece. It’s sprawling and self-indulgent and completely bizarre. Cotillard…

The Great Yokai War: Guardians – first-look review

If you’re particularly well-versed in Japanese genre cinema and its history, you might recognise a number of the featured yōkai characters as having appeared in other notable films before, sometimes as headliners. For a sense of the aesthetic, imagine a mix of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy films and Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Now, Miike has directed a belated follow-up, The Great Yokai War: Guardians – although the standalone story by Yûsuke Watanabe (a veteran of Dragon Ball Z and Attack on Titan films) is really more a spiritual…