Film

13/05/13

Evening Flix comprises a series of movies examining the lives, works and worlds of various artists. Here’s a quick guide to what’s being shown.

06/05/13

While Alex Galvin’s new sci-fi feature proves to be a technical success, it falters on an emotional level due to some irritating performances and underwritten characters.

06/05/13

Rust and Bone really should have been titled Raw and Bloody—such is the level of realism and graphic imagery that prevails in this French film.

29/04/13

While it displays Brandon Cronenberg’s obvious talent, Antiviral never quite matches up to its more renowned genre-siblings.

29/04/13

For the purposes of your global education, here is Salient’s guide to the highlights of the Documentary Edge Film Festival 2013.

15/04/13

As a rom-com, it does the comedy well but the romance poorly.

15/04/13

Despite featuring a well-honed sense of visual flair, Trance is an appalling pile of drivel, assailing the audience with a chaotic story that never once makes you care about what’s going on.

08/04/13

Rust and Bone: The effervescent Marion Cotillard received considerable praise for her performance in this tale of a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrific accident, with Time pointing out that she “demonstrates again her eerie ability to write complex feelings on her face without grandstanding her emotions”. Trance: Danny Boyle returns to the silver [...]

08/04/13

Directed by Josh Radnor I was really looking forward to Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor’s second directorial feature, after a glowing round of reviews that promised a clever indie rom-com that would make me lust after my own oedipal trajectory for more than four seconds. Unfortunately, it’s just a Garden State for the Peter Pan generation—that [...]