Archive for the ‘Film Reviews’ Category

Riddick (2013)

Riddick (2013)
Intergalactic tough guy This is a series, and I’ve come late to the game. Riddick, this pared down version, The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black having been followed by The Chronicles of Riddick, and now just plain Riddick, aims to show us that all you really need is Vin Diesel. And...
September 8th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

We’re The Millers (2013)

We’re The Millers (2013)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t understand how Jason Sudeikis has a film career. I’m warming to the man, perhaps partly due to the fact that he is being foisted on me so often in recent years, but I don’t know how he managed to get so many lead roles […]
September 6th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

A Promise (2013)

A Promise (2013)
Set in Germany in 1912, A Promise tells the story of Frederic Zeitz (Richard Madden), a young man from a humble background who begins a job at a steelworks. His boss is Karl Hoffmeister (Alan Rickman) who quickly takes a shine to the hardworking and intelligent young man and does not hesitate in promoting...
September 6th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Pieta (2012)

Pieta (2012)
Across the nineteen features of his prolific and eclectic career (including 2009′s documentary self-portrait Arirang), Korean writer/director Kim Ki-duk has been no stranger to controversy or contradiction. Earlier this week, Time Out editor Dave Calhoun tweeted from Venice, of Ki-duk’s latest...
September 6th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Museum Hours (2012)

Museum Hours (2012)
Some years ago I had the great fortune of seeing a Bruegel up-close, and marveling at the intimate minutia nestled away into its immense and bustlingly human canvas. On several occasions during Jem Cohen’s film, often when focused on the Bruegel’s of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches museum,...
September 6th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)
Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is an absolutely gorgeous one, but its daring story will no doubt divide audiences. As with all Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki animations, The Wind Rises is a stunningly drawn work of art, with such astounding attention to detail. The colours are so sumptuous and the landscapes...
September 6th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Still Life (2013)

Still Life (2013)
John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker with a particularly important job; to find any living relatives of solitary deceased people in the borough and, if unsuccessful, arrange the funeral and burial or cremation of these people. John takes great pride in his work, writing eulogies for strangers,...
September 6th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Locke (2013)

Locke (2013)
Tom Hardy is Ivan Locke, a family man who has worked hard in construction and is dedicated to his job. But he has made a mistake and as we follow him on a drive to London, we learn how that one mistake will change his life forever. Visually, this is a one man show. Presented […]
September 5th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

More Than Honey (2012)

More Than Honey (2012)
I had heard that there were places in China where pesticides have killed off so many insects that some crops have to be pollinated by human hands. This is confirmed in More Than Honey, a fascinating documentary that traces both the natural and the domesticated and industrial situation of bees. In China,...
September 4th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Zero Theorem (2013)

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Director Terry Gilliam brings us another visual feast set in the future and thankfully goes back to his roots. Featuring a multitude of great actors, The Zero Theorem has the fantastic Christoph Waltz at its centre as eccentric recluse Qohen Leth. Leth is a number cruncher, or more accurately an entity...
September 4th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More