Archive for the ‘Film Reviews’ Category

Jadoo (2013)

Jadoo (2013)
It has been a while since British films have delved into its multicultural side – since East is East (1999), it is a theme that has not been intensively portrayed on-screen.  However, this gem, which debuted at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, serves up a feast for the eyes with a side of family...
September 2nd, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Parkland (2013)

Parkland (2013)
The Kennedys have been the focus of many a film and television series. A captivating couple embedded in popular culture, there will always be a desire to find out more about them and explore their world a little more. John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22nd 1963 in Dallas, Texas, is one of...
September 1st, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Philomena (2013)

Philomena (2013)
Dame Judi Dench plays Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish lady who was brought up by nuns in Roscrea Abbey. As a teen she fell pregnant and as a punishment the nuns took away the baby, allowing her to see him for merely an hour a day. This was fairly common at Roscrea and it seemed […]
September 1st, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Child of God (2013)

Child of God (2013)
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, James Franco’s Child of God is set to divide audiences and possibly be the most controversial film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Lester Ballard is a social outcast. Living on the very fringe of society, surviving in an abandoned cabin and hunting wild...
August 31st, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Canyons (2013)

The Canyons (2013)
Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis’ collaboration has got everybody talking at Venice, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Christian (James Deen) is a trust fund LA kid who’s dabbled in being a film ‘director’ but his main passion seems to be having sex with strangers along with his...
August 30th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Joe (2013)

Joe (2013)
A drama from the director of Pineapple Express and Your Highness did not appeal that much, but I was pleasantly surprised with Joe. Joe (Nicholas Cage) is an ex-con living in a small town in the Deep South with his vicious American Bulldog. He works hard, enjoys a strong drink, the company of the local...
August 30th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)
Michael Bay is infamous for his big blockbusters with an emphasis on entertainment value, mainly in the form of big explosions. After his efforts in bringing several live-action Transformers films to the big screen, his latest feature can be basically described as Goodfellas with steroids. Pain and Gain...
August 30th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Via Castellana Bandiera (2013)

Via Castellana Bandiera (2013)
This is director Emma Dante’s debut on the big screen, previously she has worked in theatre, and it is an extremely promising start to her film career. The majority of the film takes place in the titular Italian street, where two cars coming from opposite directions block each other passing in a tiny...
August 30th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Tracks (2013)

Tracks (2013)
Every good story involves a journey in one form or another and Tracks covers one epic journey across the Australian desert. It is not only the physical challenge of this but also the mental one that creates the basis of this story. Based on the true tale of explorer Robyn Davidson, the film follows her...
August 30th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)
It has been 7 years since Alfonso Cuaron directed a feature film, Children of Men, and Gravity proves the wait has been worth it. Medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), and accustomed astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) are brought together in space when Stone is employed as a specialist...
August 28th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More