Film Review: Limbo, starring Amir El-Masry and Vikash Bhai

This film opens with two middle aged Scottish TEFL teachers doing a sexy dance to teach “consent 101” to a bunch of bemused asylum seekers. The scene is beautifully and starkly framed; these woolly liberals grabbing butt, not those seeking a better life, are the butt of the joke. But as the camera cut fromContinue reading “Film Review: Limbo, starring Amir El-Masry and Vikash Bhai”

Shoplifters review: Kore-Eda’s heartbreaking film of belonging and surviving

A child falling from a concrete walkway; the oranges he was carrying rolling away on the road below. A bunch of exhausted construction workers bitch and moan in the minivan on the way to the site. A local fixer, pressurising a granny to sell up her house for development, accepts tea and denies the primaryContinue reading “Shoplifters review: Kore-Eda’s heartbreaking film of belonging and surviving”