Editor of CineVue and penner of words on cinema for various publications including Sight & Sound, BFI, Dazed & The Skinny.
In which I discuss the work of Roy Andersson and his new film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, and I write about Orson Welles' time in Europe.
In which I discuss the dazzling Birdman, and Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan.
"...Information is drip fed in sporadic slivers – the inflated value of the US dollar, Chinese text visible on a passing train – by which the audience can piece together an overarching context if they desire. The real crux of this imagined world is the Aussie backdrop. Already recognised as a wilderness punctuated sparsely with civilisation, in this instance it is continent as an allegory for parched moral bankruptcy. Humanity is rare - remorselessness and regression are etched more commonly upon the grimy faces of these future Bushmen. Guy Pearce plays the stony-eyed Eric, a bearded loner who is effectively the amoral world anthropomorphised. He is sitting in a sleazy bar when his car is stolen from the side of the road by a trio on the run, led by Scoot McNairy's Henry..."
In which I discuss David Michod's Aussie apocalypse, The Rover.
"..Duris and Tatou do a fine job of portraying this touching central romance - having appeared opposite one another several times before - even if their characters remain largely underwritten. In truth, they are generally playing second fiddle to the effects anyway, and that is without the plethora of other characters. As with the visuals, there is an awful lot being crammed in to a story that, in essence, craves simplicity..."
In which I provided the cover feature article - an interview with Michel Gondry about his latest film - and a review of said film, MOOD INDIGO.
To which I contributed a review of the excellent Fruitvale Station and a piece In Defence of 300.
To which I contributed a feature article on Japanese animation master, Hayao Miyazaki, and a review of his final film, The Wind Rises.
As we celebrate our one year anniversary, we tackle the challenging and mysterious cinematic return of Jonathan Glazer as we turn our gaze to his Scarlett Johansson starring Under the Skin. But that's not all, we answer the question 'Are we in a new-wave of documentary filmmaking?' and give you...
In the new issue we take a dip in the transgressive waters of Alain Guiraudie's new thriller Stranger by the Lake. Including an interview the Managing Director of the distributor releasing the film, Peccadillo Pictures, about the challenges of marketing gay cinema in the modern age. We also highlight the...
ISSUU - Vérité - January 2014 by Vérité Magazine