Begin Again

Film Journal For Independent Cinema


Specialising in innovative films of cultural significance

Latest Reviews

  • Begin Again

    John Carney

    A retro odd couple comedy brings a young singer-songwriter into contact with a washed-up producer where charm renders any contrivance largely irrelevant.

  • Camille Claudel 1915

    Bruno Dumont

    Bruno Dumont's profound new feature dramatises Camille Claudel's traumatic confinement in an asylum after being 'diagnosed' with paranoid schizophrenia two years earlier.

  • Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure)

    Roman Polanski

    Roman Polanski's smart take on David Ive's Broadway two-hander of the same name, with one story reflecting others in a smoke and mirrors multi-layered account of men submitting to women's power.

  • Fading Gigolo

    John Turturro

    A sub-Woody Allen picture/homage starring the man himself is more enjoyable than the daft plot would suggest but only fully comes alive in fits and starts.

  • Miss Violence

    Alexandros Avranas

    Alexandros Avranas' disturbing Venice hit where extreme patriarchal control and a jet black market serve a monstrous self-gratification and greed.

  • Omar

    Hany Abu-Assad

    Everybody understands what's what in the caged West Bank locale of Hany Abu-Assad's new political thriller, 'Omar', where double and triple crossing is the norm.

Latest News

  • ‘The Smell of Us’ heading for Venice

    Larry Clark's first film shot outside the US, 'The Smell of Us', starring Michael Pitt and Alex Martin, will receive its world premiere in Venice Days.

  • ‘The Judge’ to open TIFF

    David Dobkin’s seventh feature, 'The Judge', starring Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga, was the surprise choice to open this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

  • ‘Adam Jones’ enters production

    John Welles ('August: Osage County') has commenced filming on his culinary comedy, 'Adam Jones' starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.