Metro Manila Blu-ray Review

The depiction of an urban environment as a hellish pit of amoral, dog-eat-dog savagery is one well worn by filmmakers of every era. Metro Manila, made by British director Sean Ellis (Cashback, The Broken) working in a language he doesn’t understand, is a crime thriller very much in this vein.

Stranger By The Lake Review

A car park, the stony banks of a lake, and the woodland area that connects the two – these are the sole locations in which Stranger By The Lake takes place. Alain Guiraudie directs this quiet erotic thriller with a deadpan tone and an edge of surreal humour, and the results are well deserving of the plaudits received in Cannes.