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G.W. Pabst: Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft – film review"
Released as part of the Masters of Cinema series, Jamie Havlin reviews the excellent Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, two classic pieces anti-war films of the 1930s from German director G.W.Pabst.
Long Shot – film review"
Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin assesses Long Shot a micro-budget film shot mostly during the 1977 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He finds a compelling story about filmaking, with elements of farcical comedy and plenty of high profile cameos in this low profile cinematic gem.
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.