The 79th Annual Venice Film Festival

By Shane McKevitt The 2022 Venice International Film Festival held its closing ceremonies last weekend and, in the wake of eleven days packed with screenings from 8am to midnight, there is plenty to discuss.  While I am eager to get into some of the festival’s highlights, I should also note some of its lesser points. Continue reading “The 79th Annual Venice Film Festival”

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After Yang

Review by Sadbh Boylan In one of After Yang’s (Kogonada, 2022) most touching scenes, Justin H. Min’s ‘technosapien’ Yang quotes Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: “what the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” His human owner-slash-guardian, Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith) asks if Yang believes the same logic applies to humans whenContinue reading “After Yang”

Best of the Decade: 2012

The Best of the Decade series looks back over the most popular and beloved films of the past ten years. Each author chooses a film they believe to be the definitive film of the year, along with a wildcard favourite film of their own. For 2012, Mary Tiernan chooses Beasts of the Southern Wild asContinue reading “Best of the Decade: 2012”