Reviews

Aug 12, 2020
Indeed, the emotional inhibition of the English upper class is hardly new, but Hogg's understated handling of the subject is fresh and challenging.
Jul 1, 2020
It could be worse ... but it could also be better[.]
Mar 1, 2019
Archipelago is a sharply observed and excruciatingly honest exploration of family relationships and the mess that we call life. Hogg has proven herself here to be one of Britain's most important film-makers.
Jun 26, 2014
In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars.
Jun 23, 2014
This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.
Jun 18, 2012
As much as a downbeat comedy of bourgeois mores, Archipelago is a sort of claustrophobic horror story, set in a place of no easy escape.
Mar 8, 2011
Gloomy and unrewarding.
Mar 7, 2011
Exposes the fault lines of a middle-class family on holiday.
Mar 7, 2011
Archipelago is a subtle film of sensed absences.
Mar 7, 2011
A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores.
Mar 4, 2011
Mar 4, 2011
Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about.
Mar 3, 2011
Is art the only way for the privileged to deal with their boredom and discontent? Hogg seems to be suggesting so.
Mar 3, 2011
Hogg is inviting us to dismiss these people as fundamentally different to ourselves. But sat in a dark auditorium, we are merely laughing at each other.
Mar 3, 2011
It's a difficult watch and a difficult sell, but this is quietly outstanding.
Mar 3, 2011
No other British director is making films quite like this.
Mar 3, 2011
Ed Rutherford's photography is superb, but this is a pale imitation of an Ingmar Bergman chamber drama.
Mar 2, 2011
Fascinating and confident film-making style of lengthy character improvisation ... a very slow burner that gives the opportunity to 'people watch' on screen.
Mar 2, 2011
Archipelago is a sad, funny, wise film.
Mar 2, 2011
'Archipelago' confirms Hogg as a daring and mischievous artist, and a major British talent whose next move will be intriguing.