REVIEW ROUNDUP: ALIEN, AN ENGINEER IMAGINES, FOXTROT AND SAUVAGE

We have a bumper crop of new and returning releases from Friday the 1st of March, including Alien, An Engineer Imagines, Foxtrot and Sauvage.

Read on for a selection of reviews, or pop in to make up your own mind!

ALIEN
“One of the great strengths of Alien is its pacing. It takes its time. It waits. It allows silences.”
4/4 – Roger Ebert

“If you want cinematic kicks, Ridley Scott’s massively successful Alien will give you them in profusion”
The Guardian

“Plainly put, Alien is an old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.”
Variety

AN ENGINEER IMAGINES
An Engineer Imagines, a new film about Rice’s life, is as much about art as it is about engineering.”
5/5 – RTÉ

“It’s a rare gift when a film celebrating a brilliant artist is made by a brilliant artist – and An Engineer Imagines is such a gift.”
5/5 – Hotpress

“A fascinating study of an Irish pioneer”
4/5 – Irish Times

An Engineer Imagines is a paean to a type of open and inclusive brilliance that the world is in urgent need of today”
Irish Independent

“Marcus Robinson’s stunning documentary, An Engineer Imagines, tells the story of Rice’s extraordinary life and untimely death.”
Irish Examiner

“It is great that this documentary celebrates this genius of a man.”
No More Workhorse

FOXTROT
“Surrealism and slapstick combine in an unforgettable masterclass”
5/5 – Irish Times

“Foxtrot is an incredibly deep and substantial film”
5/5 – Entertainment.ie

“A salutary film that eschews gimmickry or empty sloganeering, Foxtrot deserves to be seen.”
5/5 –  RTÉ

“Samuel Maoz brings a weird but exhilarating style to the mysterious story of an Israeli soldier and his anxious parents”
4/5 – The Guardian

“a clever, funny, unsettling film”
4/5 – Irish Independent

SAUVAGE
“Writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s debut augurs very well indeed for the future of French cinema.”
5/5 – RTÉ

“Félix Maritaud is a heartbreaking revelation as a sex worker seeking intimacy in France”
4/5 – Irish Times

“Never succumbs to sentiment, and retains a fierce focus”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“Credit is due to actor Félix Maritaud, who took the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star award at Cannes Critics’ Week last year for his raw performance.”
4/5 –  Empire

“Feature first-timer Camille Vidal-Naquet creates a tough, intriguing if incurious study of a young homeless hustler”
3/5 – The Guardian


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