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Review: The Class – Laurent Cantet

Review: The Class – Laurent Cantet

Unanimous winner of the 2008 Palme d’Or, Cantet’s The Class is perhaps one of the more recognised films of contemporary foreign language cinema. Without any prior knowledge, you would assume The Class is a documentary, perhaps a docu-drama; the whole premise of the film is to mimic an everyday classroom at a difficult, inner city senior … Continue reading

Review: Troll Hunter – André Øvredal

Review: Troll Hunter – André Øvredal

A good mockumentary is such a satisfying thing. They crop up rarely because the imagination required to produce them is quite lacking in the mainstream film industry. How refreshing it is to see some fantasy CGI meeting hand-held camera, docu-styling. Troll Hunter, which should be recognised as more of a vérité/naturalistic mockumentary rather than the … Continue reading