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Berlin Film Review: 'A Serious Game'

For a classic novel whose fans insist that Hjalmar Soderberg’s 1912 romance not only holds up but reads with fresh relevance today, “A Serious Game” yields a drearily old-fashioned costume drama — one that’s mired less by its turn-of-the-century setting than an unfortunate early-1980s directorial style, when such productions had a regular home on the small screen. 698 more words


REVIEW: The Riot Club

“I am sick to death of poor people,” exclaims Sam Claflin’s Alistair Ryle as he tops off a liquor-powered rant during a madcap evening of debauchery. 409 more words

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What's changed in a year?

This time last year I was asked to write a long article on any topic for a film criticism module as part of my undergraduate degree. 2,456 more words


The Riot Club

Riot Club, The (2014)
★★ / ★★★★

Two first-year students at Oxford University, Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), different in personality and temperament but both from a privileged background, are invited to join a highly exclusive group called The Riot Club, known throughout the years for recruiting only the boldest, best, and brightest yet with a proclivity toward decadence. 481 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

THROWBACK REVIEW - An Education: On the presentation of female teens in film and coming of age on the brink of the Children’s Revolution

Set in the early 1960’s, when the Beatles were still in Hamburg and Free Love was only a few years away from rattling the world, Lone Scherfig gracefully brings Lynn Barber’s memoir of her tumultuous teenage years to life in this bitter-sweet coming of age British drama. 764 more words


An Education (2009)

Dir. Lone ScherfigStarring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina

Movies about young adults very frequently – that is, always – feel a need to tell the audience that their characters change. 1,575 more words

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The Riot Club

There’s a good 20 minute stretch, halfway through Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, in which the film becomes an actual compelling look into the psyche of the bourgeoisie and its eternal battle against the proletariat. 100 more words