Andreas Hadjivassiliou

Film, OldVenue

Review – Joy

Watching the first quarter of Joy is like vicariously drowning. Her early life flashes before your eyes, moving forward and backward in time through childhood, work, family, romance. The tempo and style are strange. Joy’s grandmother narrates, and she’s barely a secondary character never mind a primary one. There are bizarre dream sequences involving a…

Film, OldVenue

Review: The Lobster

The Lobster’s biggest flaw is this: it’s a film of two halves. The film’s premise is mostly confined to the first. Single people (in this case, Colin Farrell’s David) are checked into a hotel where they are given forty-five days to find a partner. If they fail to do so, they are turned into an…