David Pountain

Maps to the Stars

David Pountain reviews David Cronenberg's latest film "Maps to the Stars" and finds it continues his legacy of the weird and unsettling
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Posted Oct. 17, 2014

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at 50

With the 50th anniversary of Jacques Demy's 1964 classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg winning the Grand Prix du Festival at the Cannes Film Festival, David Pountain invites to relive the beauty of this cinematic masterpiece.
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Posted Jun. 4, 2014

Under the Skin

David Pountain reviews Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer's staggering sci-fi exploration of human nature through the eyes of a murderous extra-terrestrial
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Posted Mar. 23, 2014

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen helms the unsettling tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man who is abducted and sold into slavery in the south of the United States
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Posted Jan. 25, 2014


Chloe Moretz dons the the blood-red gown in this reimagining of Stephen King's beloved horror about a shy teenage girl unleashing her powers on a small town
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Posted Dec. 10, 2013

Escape Plan

Stallone and Schwarzenegger team up in an explosive action thriller in which the duo hatch a plan to escape from the world's most secret and secure prison
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Posted Oct. 28, 2013


Jon S. Baird and James McAvoy team up in the latest adaptation of Irvine Welsh's stomach-twisting story of corruption and addiction
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Posted Oct. 17, 2013

Upstream Colour

Shane Carruth delivers an astonishingly beautiful piece of science-fiction in which two people are drawn together by the effects of a parasitic organism
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Posted Sep. 5, 2013