Colm Bairéad’s lyrical Gaelic-language film The Quiet Girl unearths great emotional complexity from a relatively simple premise.
Rarely has the numinous in the natural world been so profoundly expressed. Fire of Love’s images of slow-roiling lava lakes, of rainfalls of hot rocks, of driving torrents of scalding ash are both terrifying and awe-inspiring.
Bruno (Damon Herriman) stands befuddled before a supermarket shelf stacked with innumerable varieties of tinned beans.
The stand-out stars of Where the Crawdads Sing are the landscape and the cinematography.
Before setting foot in a cinema many were prepared to dismiss Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis as an exercise in style over substance.
The opening scene of A Hero follows Rahim (Amir Jadidi) as he leaves prison and heads to the Tomb of Xerxes where his brother-in-law is working.
Kurt Vonnegut had a special relationship with time. The late American author was often maligned between the high-water marks of his success.
The premise of Operation Mincemeat seems ludicrous. Hoping to make Hitler believe the Allies are about to launch a major offensive in Greece rather than Sicily, a dead body containing misleading plans is off-loaded from a submarine and left to wash ashore in Spain.
Medically assisted suicide is an issue that seems indelibly fraught. It’s an individual’s right to bodily autonomy, versus the sanctity of life.
The Duke is not quite the quirky British comedy its trailer suggests.