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  • The White Crow

    The White Crow

    ★★★½

    Although a little clumsily assembled, Ralph Fiennes's 'The White Crow' is still a well told biopic. Fiennes's choice to use 16mm stock for the majority of the film created an interesting 60s documentary style aesthetic, although I was left a little confused in regards to the choice to present the flashback sequences as crisp black and white digital. Despite this, there is still an impressive sense of style to the film. Fiennes's tells the Nureyev story at the films core rather effectively and with the necessary elegance and grace.

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

    ★★★★½

    Never has the nature of exploration been captured so well, Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11 is as much a historic achievement, as it is a cinematic one. Mesmerising and tense on equal fronts, Apollo 11 utilises 70mm NASA archival footage to provide a new perspectives on this pivotal time in American history. Many of the film's shots deserve to be witnessed on the largest screen possible, as does the films suspense driven score. This is truly one of the year's best films, Apollo 11 doesn't just intrigue us, it inspires us.

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  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★★

    Like most Ozu films, Late Spring deals with the effects of a marriage on a family. In this case, Noriko (played by the radiant Setsuko Hara) does not want to get married. She is quite content with the life she shares with her father. She is comfortable looking after him and tends to worry about he would cope without her. As the film progresses Ryu must make the choice all fathers will have to make eventually, letting his daughter go…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    'A great American film by a great german director.'

    Featuring a career defining performance from Harry Dean Stanton, Wim Wender's Paris, Texas is a truly captivating film experience and one that will linger in your mind and soul long after viewing.