June 2016

London: The Iron Heel (1908)

June 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Iron Heel is the first novel I’ve ever read by Jack London, although I’m not sure how I ever got past The Call of the Wild, which I seem to remember being a set text [...]

Almodóvar: Julieta (2016)

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Taken in combination, I’m So Excited and Julieta feel like something of a palette cleanser before the next stage in Almodovar’s career. On the one hand, I’m So Excited [...]

Ade: Toni Erdmann (2016)

June 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Having attended the Sydney Film Festival for nearly a decade now, certain themes have tended to emerge and recur from season to season, as they must at most film festivals. [...]

Jarmusch: Paterson (2016)

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

In many ways, Paterson plays as a companion piece and counterpoint to Only Lovers Left Alive, part of a late blooming of Jarmusch’s career that has witnessed some of the [...]

Vallée: Demolition (2015)

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild sees Jake Gyllenhaal as Davis Mitchell, an investment banker whose world – supposedly – falls apart after his wife is suddenly [...]