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Not quite dreaming the dream: Les Mis

Not quite dreaming the dream: Les Mis

From French novel to West End and Broadway musical, Les Misérables has now journeyed onto British film. Set during the French revolution Les Mis tells the story of a peasant, named Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), who serves a 19 year sentence as a slave after stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. … Continue reading

Review: Keep the Lights On – Ira Sachs

Review: Keep the Lights On – Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On is an angst ridden indie which offers an authentic portrait of the emotional turmoil experienced by a couple living in New York during the 1990s. Sachs creates a nimble and finely tuned film by not shying away from, nor exaggerating, the cultures surrounding homosexuality in contemporary society. Gone are … Continue reading

Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Lasse Hallström

Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Lasse Hallström

Guardian Film reviewer, John Patterson, sardonically criticised Hallström’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen for “totally missing the boat.” Missing the boat I don’t quite think is true: grossing over $24 million, which for an independent film isn’t too shabby, and encapsulating that warm-hearted sentiment true of British indie cinema, the boat has hardly been missed. … Continue reading

Review: (500) Days of Summer – Marc Webb

Review: (500) Days of Summer – Marc Webb

Welcome to another wonder of Indiewood – (500) Days of Summer. It’s more wood than indie. Once again, browsing my university e-mails at gone 1am, in my folder sits reminder of a presentation I have to give the day after tomorrow. My, as of yet, unbeknown to me study group selected (500) Days of Summer as … Continue reading