Debuting with the Visceral: Nick Rowland’s The Shadow of Violence

By Ali Moosavi. Rowland and his cinematographer Piers McGrail provide some respite from the claustrophobic and washed-out colour scenes of violence….” It is something of a dichotomy that such a beautiful, picturesque country as Ireland has been the setting for so many films with themes of violence, war, revolution and […]

A Passionless Pageant: Bruno Dumont’s Joan of Arc (2019)

By Jeremy Carr. A film more arduous and cumbersome than it is deferential and imaginative.” Aside from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 paragon, The Passion of Joan of Arc, the story of the revered “Maid of Orléans” has been told dozens of times by some of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, from […]