Directed by Sacha Gervasi Few directors have left as definitive a mark on the story of cinema as Alfred Hitchcock. It is disappointing then that Hitchcock leaves little to be remembered. The premise of the film is promising, centred on the off-camera love story between Hitchcock and his wife and right-hand lady Alma Reville. Unfortunately [...]
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow 9/11 has shaped the world in ways that many filmmakers have yet to come to terms with. Films like United 93 aside, many engage in simplistic platitudes that fail to illuminate the realities of a post 9/11 world. In contrast, Zero Dark Thirty is a thrilling, complex piece of entertainment that [...]
Even with a few months left to run, 2012 has treated to a slew of quality films, and even more diabolically awful ones. Hollywood did its best to churn out the brashest, noisiest blockbusters possible, with films such as The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises peppering the big screen. However, not all the multiplex [...]
For many, one of the film’s greatest surprises has been the remarkably assured and touching performance from newcomer Maaka Pohatu, as the worldly Gav. Salient was fortunate enough to speak to Pohatu about his accomplished theatre career, and what attracted him to Two Little Boys.
Dir. Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi When Baise-Moi was first reviewed by Salient in 2003, it was summed up as “pernicious, pornographic and pretentious” and ended up in this fine publication’s ‘worst of the year’ list. In a way, the reviewer was right: Baise-Moi is an aggressive, confrontational movie that preaches a message that [...]