Philip Kemp is a freelance reviewer and film historian, a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and Total Film, and teaches Film Journalism at the University of Leicester. He recently edited Cinema: The Whole Story (Thames & Hudson, 2011).
Ridley Scott, Cormac McCarthy and a 24-carat cast set an unerring course to hell, says Philip Kemp (admiringly).
15 November 2013
Caught between old and new mores, a borrowed wife learns the blues in this snapshot of repressive hypocrisy in Austria’s Turkish enclave, writes Philip Kemp.
16 August 2013
The English Civil War is but fog in Ben Wheatley’s oblique, ominous and wickedly idiosyncratic barney through the old weird England, says Philip Kemp.
5 July 2013
A too-young bride, a too-old groom, the ghosts of the past and a long night of two souls: Reis Celik’s spartan marital-chamber drama is less Before Sunrise than Scheherazade, says Philip Kemp.
28 June 2013