Posts by Ross McDonnell

How to capture death on film

By Ross McDonnell

Two prizewinning films at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival – Mrs Fang and 3/4 – attempt to do just that.

Six of the best films about poets

By Ross McDonnell

From The Colour of Pomegranates to A Quiet Passion, seek out these fascinating portraits of verse-makers.

How Millennium Mambo set the blueprint for Moonlight

By Ross McDonnell

Barry Jenkins’ Miami-set coming-of-ager echoes the visual language of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2001 film.

The emotional, intimate realism of Maren Ade’s Everyone Else

By Ross McDonnell

Before you see Toni Erdmann, seek out the director’s brilliantly observed second feature from 2009.

Colossal – first look review

By Ross McDonnell

A drunk Anne Hathaway wreaks havoc in South Korea in this brilliant, utterly bizarre monster movie.

A controversial new film confronts the horrors of child abduction

By Ross McDonnell

Polish director Bartosz M Kowalski’s Playground graphically depicts the murder of a toddler.

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