The Two Reviews: Belfast and Nightmare Alley

Belfast (2021, Universal Pictures / Focus Features / Northern Ireland Screen) ★★★★★ Featuring Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and Jude Hill. Music by Van Morrison. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Belfast is a self-biographical film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Filmed mostly in black and white, it is … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Belfast and Nightmare Alley

Shadows of the Night: Two Progressive Iranian-based Films in the Western Mainstream

If you happened to miss the films A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (released in 2014 and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour) and Under the Shadow (released in 2016 and directed by Babak Anvari), get thee a copy of both immediately and watch them. They are, by my determination at least, two of the … Continue reading Shadows of the Night: Two Progressive Iranian-based Films in the Western Mainstream