Review Roundup: Peterloo, Black Mother and Some Like It Hot

Three films release at the Irish Film Institute on the 2nd of November 2018: Peterloo, Black Mother and classic comedy Some Like It Hot.

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

PETERLOO
“With this richly intelligent, passionate movie, Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history’s political battlefield.”
5/5 – Guardian

“There is a danger of filing Peterloo away as an “important film” – but it is also a complex, rousing and rewarding one for anyone prepared to meet it on its own unapologetically ambitious terms”
4/5 – Telegraph

“It’s a stately, explicitly rhetorical paean to the people – setting the past in stone while also lashing out at a present-day political order”
Variety

“The last 30 minutes is perhaps the most visceral filmmaking Leigh has ever pulled off”
New York Magazine

BLACK MOTHER
“A raw, dense, impressionistic odyssey through Jamaican identity, national, personal and spiritual”
4/5 – Guardian

“A brilliant documentary that hooks you in on its line”
4/5 – RTE

“It’s a quality film that enriches understanding of a culture in an unconventional way and will offer more on a second viewing”
4/5 – Metro

SOME LIKE IT HOT
“Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.”
Roger Ebert

“The Great American Comedy”
5/5 – Time Out

“Pictures like this, with a sense of humour that is as broad as it can be sophisticated, come along only infrequently.”
Variety

“’Nobody’s perfect’ is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close.”
5/5 – Guardian

“One of the greatest comedies ever”
5/5 – BBC


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