FilmSpace: High Life; The Hustle; A Dog's Journey
Film critic Calum Cooper examines some of the week’s additional releases, including Claire Denis’ thought provoking new sci-fi, a drab remake of an 80s comedy, and a dog film that’s corny but rewards the right audience.
High Life – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; Long Shot; Amazing Grace
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews more of the week’s newest films, including a dramatised biopic on serial killer Ted Bundy, a rom com starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and an Aretha Franklin documentary filmed in 1972.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile – ★★☆☆☆
FilmSpace: The Curse of La Llorona; Tolkien
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews two upcoming releases. Screening from 3 May are The Curse of La Llorona, which is only frightening in its capacity to bore, and Tolkien, a pedestrian but relatively engaging biopic.
The Curse of La Llorona – ★☆☆☆☆
Becoming political with the Folk Film Gathering
Film critic Scott Wilson speaks to curator Jamie Chambers about the 2019 Folk Film Gathering, which begins today [26 April] and will revolve around the theme of storytelling
“I’M AWARE that our festival is becoming increasingly political.”
FilmSpace: Hellboy (2019); Little; Wonder Park
Film critic Calum Cooper gives his verdict on three of this week’s releases, including the soulless and artistically repugnant reboot of Hellboy, the well-meaning but generic comedy Little, and the colourful yet unremarkable Wonder Park.
Hellboy (2019) – (👎 Zero Stars 👎)