Posts by Vadim Rizov

Shock Doctrine – Patriotic dissent in the unsavoury cinema of Dinesh D’Souza

By Vadim Rizov

Vadim Rizov considers the mainstream appeal of a trilogy of proudly racist films by one of conservative America’s most potent voices.

The art of defending Woody Allen

By Vadim Rizov

Woody Allen has made his fair share of bad movies. But who are the critical gatekeepers who will stop at nothing to defend his honour?

Cemetery of Splendour

By Vadim Rizov

Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with a stunning meditation on a national and political crisis.

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Black Mass

By Vadim Rizov

Despite Johnny Depp’s best efforts, this by the numbers gangster biopic doesn’t do its story justice.

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Sicario

By Vadim Rizov

Emily Blunt gets a tough lesson in Mexican-US politics in this visceral drugs war drama from Denis Villeneuve.

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Boyhood

By Vadim Rizov

Ellar Coltrane grows up in public as the central, glorious spectacle in Richard Linklater's masterpiece.

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Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won

By Vadim Rizov

One of South Korea’s great directors finally has a film released in UK cinemas.

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Lincoln

By Vadim Rizov

Steven Spielberg’s solemn latest is less a biopic and more a complex drama on the subject of political ends versus means.

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