Posts by Saffron Maeve

The Humans – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

Stephen Karam adapts his own Tony Award-winning family drama with the help of an impressive ensemble cast.

The Forgiven – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes spend a fateful weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s scabrous class satire.

Earwig – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

A middle-aged man tends to a young girl with ice dentures in Lucile Hadžihalilović’s elliptical English-language debut.

In praise of Ghost World’s Bollywood-inspired opening credits

By Saffron Maeve

For a film that actively disengages from popular American culture, the Indian dance sequence is a perfect fit.

Trust No One: The lingering paranoia of The Parallax View

By Saffron Maeve

Alan J Pakula’s prescient 1974 political thriller sees Warren Beatty infiltrate a shady organisation.

Revisiting The Kid’s pancake scene 100 years on

By Saffron Maeve

Charlie Chaplin’s debut feature as a director contains a brief moment of luxury in a film marked by scarcity.

An auteur and his flying machine: Brewster McCloud at 50

By Saffron Maeve

Robert Altman’s long-overlooked satire reflects the director’s frustrations with the Hollywood studio system.

We need to talk about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…

By Saffron Maeve

I loved Steven Spielberg’s film growing up, but its offensive Indian stereotypes make it hard to watch today.

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