Before he had started to notice his hearing deteriorate Ruben (Riz Ahmed) had been clean off heroin for four years, since around the same time he started to date his girlfriend and bandmate Lou (Olivia Cooke). Ruben is the drummer of the duo’s heavy metal band, Blackgammon. The pair drive around the country together in […]

This year’s prestige film season is dominated by adaptations of stage plays, inadvertently spotlighting the differing ways filmmakers are translating stories from one medium to another. Some seem conscious of not appearing too “stagey”, such is the case with Pieces of a Woman, adapted by director Kornél Mundruczó from a play he co-wrote, which features […]