The Mauritanian, Promising Young Woman, Sound Of Metal and others – Screen Time April 2021

How to be good? This was the question that seemed to tie together most, if not all, of April’s film viewing. From the sun-saturated capers of Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief (great fun, but certainly one of the master’s less memorable efforts) to the pulse-quickening horrors of Bryan Fogel’s The Dissident (an important piece of work, to be sure, but why do such documentaries have … Continue reading The Mauritanian, Promising Young Woman, Sound Of Metal and others – Screen Time April 2021

Film Review: Never Let Me Go [dir. Mark Romanek; 2010]

A great deal has already been written and said about the difficulties of adapting a piece of literature for the screen. The consensus appears to be that if you loved the book, you’re almost certainly going to be disappointed with the film. So it was with a considerable sense of relief – and a fair amount of surprise – that I found myself thoroughly impressed … Continue reading Film Review: Never Let Me Go [dir. Mark Romanek; 2010]