You Must Watch…The Great

Anti-historical period dramas became popular thanks to Yorgos Lanthimos’ award-winning The Favourite. Based on the reign of Queen Anne in 1711, the film was praised for its dark wit and blunt delivery as well as the performances and production design. One of the writers of The Favourite, Tony McNamara decided to take his anti-historical format to the small screen with a droll take on Catherine … Continue reading You Must Watch…The Great

Albatros (Drift Away) – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King Set amidst a small community on the French coastline of Normandy, actor-turned-director Xavier Beauvois’ latest feature Drift Away is an evocative if not entirely concentrated drama, one which possesses shades of the communitarian persecution commentary found in Vinterberg’s The Hunt, as well as a third act sojourn to the sea that mirrors in many ways James Marsh’s The Mercy. Jérémie Renier stars … Continue reading Albatros (Drift Away) – Berlinale 2021 Review