FLUX GOURMET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Strickland Stars: Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mahomed, Ariane Labed, Makis Papadimitriou, Richard Bremmer. Food, sex and art are three of the key ingredients in the latest bizarre cinematic concoction from British director Peter Strickland, who is based in Hungary. This black comedy is an absurdist satire of the contemporary art world with its provocateurs, sycophantic backers and receptive audiences and the creative process itself. Over the course of his four features Strickland has established his own Continue reading

THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Strickland Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna. Fifty shades of bland? This offbeat film explores a sadomasochistic relationship between two women who are testing the limits of that relationship. The Duke Of Burgundy is largely set within the crumbling country estate owned by Cynthia (played by Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen, best known to audiences for her role in the gritty tv series Borgen), a lepidopterist who enjoys a strange relationship with her assistant Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna, from Strickland's Berberian Sound Continue reading