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Daily Archives: September 26, 2015

So there you are with your popcorn and your enthusiasm, waiting for lightning to strike, but instead of being blown away by $200 million worth of spectacle you get Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Nobody goes to the multiplex for Great Art, but if you can’t get two hours of decent popcorn, what’s the point? You’re better off staying at home,… Read more »

26 September 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Disaffected brothers Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) have spent the last 40 odd years at odds with one another until a scabie outbreak threatens their competing prized flocks of sheep. It may seem a thin premise to hang a tragicomic parable upon, but Icelandic writer/director Grímur Hákonarson (Summerland) is in full command of his considerable cinematic skills, and… Read more »

26 September 2015 | Reviews

The Daughter is the searing directorial debut of Simon Stone (he also wrote the screenplay), and it’s an accomplished and echoing pièce de résistance from the word go. Inspired from the Henrik Ibsen play “The Wild Duck”, which Stone previously staged in 2011 — Stone is a venerated theater director — The Daughter is a completely convincing and richly rewarding… Read more »

26 September 2015 | Reviews