Podcast: Certain Women, Elle, Moonlight and Nocturama – four 2016 highlights, debated

Kieron Corless hosts Erika Balsom, Henry K. Miller and Catherine Wheatley for a half-hour conversation about four of the outstanding titles that debuted at the 2016 London Film Festival.

Erika Balsom

Did Kelly Reichardt’s intimist small-town Montana character study fully deserve its Best Film award at this year’s London Film Festival – or does it have a ‘celebrity problem’? Is Paul Verhoeven’s blackly provocative rape-revenge drama Elle a revelation of our society’s misogeny – or an expression of it? Does gay black identity make all the difference to the merits of Barry Jenkins’ indie coming-of-age drama Moonlight? And just what point is Bertrand Bonello trying to make with the millennial department-store terrorists of Nocturama?

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