Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Shades of honey, earth and time, it unfolds as a liquid painting, absorbing details of the map that is the body and soul of the beloved, with a soundtrack burning off everything unnecessary. An Orphic hymn, both lamenting and celebrating the urgency of love, it has the beat, the feel, and the nature of the female cycle, each nodal point in a woman's life connected with its immediate opposite. But it is the universal depth of this unwavering masterpiece that transforms it into an ode to honesty in a world saturated with false appearances. [read more] ★★★★★

The Favourite

Taking on the irony of love lurking underneath the strangest arrangements, this double chocolate & cream cherry cake of a film, served on the finest cinematic lace, is chock full of arsenic. And, like all life's tragedies, it starts off as a joke. [read more] ★★★★✩

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