“The Lovers” by Roland Joffé (Belgium, 2013)

The Lovers

Ambitious but failed

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton, Simone Kessell, Bipasha Basu, Abhay Deol
Director: Roland Joffé
Writer: Roland Joffé
Story: Ajey Jhankar
Cinematography: Ben Nott


“The Fits” (Anna Rose Holmer, USA 2015)

The Fits

A mysterious and fascinating movie, though at times the tension falls away

Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Makyla Burnam, Da’Sean Minor, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., Lauren Gibson
Director: Anna Rose Holmer
Writer: Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer, Lisa Kjerulff
Cinematographer: Paul Yee
Editor: Saela Davis
Composer: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

“The Sense Of An Ending” (Ritesh Batra, UK 2017)

the sense of an ending

Weak scenario and direction, wrong music (!)

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, Billy Howle
Director: Ritesh Batra
Writer (novel): Julian Barnes
Writer: Nick Payne
Cinematographer: Christopher Ross
Editor: John F. Lyons
Composer: Max Richter

“Raw” (Julia Ducournau, France 2016)


Excellent images and direction but the meaning behind all this escapes me

Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss
Director: Julia Ducournau
Writer: Julia Ducournau
Cinematographer: Ruben Impens
Editor: Jean-Christophe Bouzy
Composer: Jim Williams

(4/1) Allied (Robert Zemeckis/Steven Knight, USA 2016)

In the series One Writer, Four Directors:


Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Jared Harris
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Steven Knight
Cinematographer: Don Burgess
Editor: Mick Audsley, Jeremiah O’Driscoll
Composer: Alan Silvestri