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Gunda: a wordless 90-minute animal movie of mind-blowing ordinariness – and a work of genius | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Gunda: a wordless 90-minute animal movie of mind-blowing ordinariness – and a work of genius | Film” I have ventured to the cinema twice to see Godzilla vs Kong; on the second occasion I even attended a venue where the sound is synchronised to the seats, so my …

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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler | Film” For those not up to date with the martial arts film canon, Ip Man was a real historical figure: a master of Wing Chun, a type of southern Chinese kung fu, who until relatively recently …

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Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation | Animation in film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation | Animation in film” The two nominal main characters of this derivative but reasonably amusing computer-animated feature are a pair of teenage kids attending an elite Hogwartsian science school called Cranston Academy in London; the location signified …

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller | Film” The prolific director Ryūichi Hiroki has carved out a niche in modern Japanese cinema with his willingness to delve into the darker sides of sexuality. Following a start in the softcore “pink” …

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Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege | Film” Landing on streaming services after delays and controversy is The Hunt – an unsubtle, bloody satire in which wealthy Democrats hunt a group of captured “deplorables”. But in this moment of exponentially widening social …

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Valley of Souls review – quietly devastating Colombian drama | Drama films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Valley of Souls review – quietly devastating Colombian drama | Drama films” “I thank those who have agreed to revisit these dark times,” reads the title card that closes this drama about a fisherman’s harrowing journey to retrieve the bodies of his two sons. Set in 2002, in …

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In The Earth

‘In the Earth’: Ben Wheatley’s Pandemic-Psychedelic Horrorshow

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘In the Earth’: Ben Wheatley’s Pandemic-Psychedelic Horrorshow ” Welcome back, Weird-as-fuck Ben Wheatley. We’ve missed you. Since Down Terrace, the 2009 blend of Sopranos-style gangster saga and kitchen-sink drama that remains one of the strongest debut films in a decade, the British director has fashioned himself as …

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Into the Labyrinth review – Dustin Hoffman psycho-thriller goes down a rabbit hole | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Into the Labyrinth review – Dustin Hoffman psycho-thriller goes down a rabbit hole | Film” A face-off between Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman and Toni Servillo, that veteran of contemporary Italian classics by Paolo Sorrentino? Sounds good. But sadly, the two never appear together in the same scene, and …

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Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland | Film” In 2010, the American film-maker Josh Fox released something that in retrospect looks like one of the most influential and original documentaries of recent times: GasLand. It was about something new to many at the time: fracking, …

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