jonathan glen Archive

  • In Bloom DVD Review

    In Bloom DVD Review

    4/5
    In Bloom is a story told in these margins as two young girls find their voices, learning how to make themselves heard amidst a society undergoing fundamental and volatile change.

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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up Two

    Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up Two

    Is the Man who is Tall Happy? (****) What must it be like to talk to “the smartest man alive”? For Michel Gondry, it seemed an overwhelming task. Trying to compute everything that linguist/economist/sociologist/political scientist Noam Chomsky has to say must be one of the most daunting tasks a man could face. Yet the French [...]

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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival: Stray Dogs Review

    Edinburgh International Film Festival: Stray Dogs Review

    5/5
    From its vivid and dystopian opening shot to its near 15 minute long closing scene of gut wrenching emotions, Ming-Liang Tsai’s Stray Dogs is a gallery of the moving image telling a story of human endurance. Tsai unveils a simple two part narrative of the life of a father (Kang-Sheng Lee) and his two children [...]

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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up One

    Edinburgh International Film Festival: Round Up One

    Hyena (*) We were told that Gerard Johnson’s Hyena was selected for the opening night film for EIFF 2014 because it was ‘emblematic’ of what the festival is all about. A case of a film with a bold vision, one where the style is substance and that style/substance will thrill us and uplift us. Then [...]

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  • Bastards DVD Review

    Bastards DVD Review

    2/5
    Filmmakers are an utterly perplexing bunch. Some are hailed as visionaries, undisputed geniuses of the medium.

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  • Fill The Void DVD Review

    Fill The Void DVD Review

    4/5
    It is an amazing opportunity that films offer us, a unique chance to view other worlds and cultures completely removed from our own.

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