The Rover

Film Journal For Independent Cinema

Specialising in innovative films of cultural significance

Latest Reviews

  • The Rover

    David Michôd

    David Michôd's dystopian road movie dissects a brutal Social Darwinism when the tables turn on a society that becomes the victim of its own ideology.

  • Mood Indigo

    Michel Gondry

    Gondry's adaptation of Boris Vian's surreal/absurd 1947 novel, 'L'Ecume des Jours', loses momentum after a lively opening.

  • Joe

    David Gordon Green

    A triumphant return to form for David Gordon Green, who breathes new life into the increasingly worn-out southern-Gothic sub-genre with this compelling Texan mood piece, which finds compassion and brutality cohabiting in America's semi-lawless backwaters.

  • The Golden Dream

    Diego Quemada-Díez

    Three Guatemalan teens travel the same well-trodden path as many thousands before, searching for the American Dream in Diego Quemada-Díez's outstanding illegal immigration drama.

  • Boyhood

    Richard Linklater

    A deeply intimate coming-of-age epic shot in less than 6 weeks over 12 years with the actors meeting up every once in a while for just a few days at a time as schedules allowed.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • ‘The Imitation Game’ wins in Toronto

    Morten Tyldum's acclaimed persecution thriller, 'The Imitation Game', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has won the coveted People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Ang Lee considering options

    Ang Lee may direct 'Billy Lynn' for Film4 and The Ink Factory before his 3D dramatisation of the legendary Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier 'Thrilla in Manila' clash.

  • IFC Films swoop for ‘The Riot Club’

    IFC Films have acquired US rights to Lone Scherfig’s blistering attack on the UK elite , 'The Riot Club', starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin.