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Harmonium – film review"
Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin reviews Harmonium, a slow-burning family drama from Japanese director Kôji Fukada. The film won the prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2016. It is an emotionally complex drama about secrets and lies; retribution and atonement; innocence and guilt. LTW find’s some superb performances and a plot twist that changes everything.
Death in the Garden – film review"
Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin takes a look at a seldom seen film Death in the Garden, directed by Spanish surrealist master Luis Buñuel. He finds it one of the director’s most accessible films, with two distinct halves: firstly, a political, anti-establishment statement and secondly a tense action thriller. Although lacking many of the directors signature flourishes found in Buñuel’s most famous work, he finds the vividly shot film well worth watching.
The Olive Tree – film review"
Louder Than War review of The Olive Tree shows plot-flaws that are offset by stunning visuals and accomplished performances.
The Entity – film review"
Named by Martin Scorsese as one of the scariest films of all time 1980s ground-breaking horror movie The Entity gets a Blu-ray release
Born Free: film review"
Jamie Havlin takes a look at an African set drama that became an international hit in the 1960s.