YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE – A lean, brutal study of a tortured soul

Just under 90 minutes. That’s all the brilliant Lynne Ramsey needs to construct here frenzied cinematic figurine in ‘You Were Never Really Here’, which harnesses a mood evoking Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’ whilst strongly channeling Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’. At its core lies a painful longing for innocence in desperately hellish times examined on the canvasContinue reading “YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE – A lean, brutal study of a tortured soul”

TANZANIA TRANSIT: A beautiful taste of an all too familiar foreign land

I originally penned this for a guest post on Dandano… enjoy. ‘Tanzania Transit’ may be one of my favourite films of 2018. Aside from the bonus of this documentary gifting me my first onscreen feel of Tanzania, it’s a train movie somewhat in the mould of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, which I really loved. Of course,Continue reading “TANZANIA TRANSIT: A beautiful taste of an all too familiar foreign land”