Posts Tagged ‘drama’

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
One thing which you would think should be prerequisite for something which advertises itself as a horror film, is that it should be horrific.  Which is exactly what The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) isn’t.  The new film by Tom Elkins and writer David Coggeshall, and starring...
March 27th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Past (2013)

The Past (2013)
Stuck: who’s at fault this time?  Asghar Farhadi is the gifted and self-assured Iranian writer-director who won international attention and the Best Foreign Oscar for his 2011 Farsi-language film A Separation. Now, like his distinguished compatriot Abbas Kiarostami, who made a film in Tuscany...
March 27th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Labour Day (2013)

Labour Day (2013)
Prisoner pastry In his new film Labour Day, Jason Reitman turns his hand to suspenseful melodrama. Everything he has done till now, which includes Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and Young Adult, was dry, sardonic, and trendy. Now he goes back to 1986, and you can’t help wondering...
March 27th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

For Those In Peril (2013)

For Those In Peril (2013)
The inhabitants of a remote Scottish fishing village know to fear the sea. It can snatch people away in the blink of an eye, swallowing up ships into its deep blue belly. Such is the fear of the one thing that sustains them all that when young Aaron is picked up as the only survivor […]
March 25th, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More

The Past (2013)

The Past (2013)
The past can be a grotesque animal, liable to let discord grow and fester. Here it rears its unresolved head when the arrival of a figure from a previous life brings to the boil simmering secrets. In Asghar Farhadi’s brilliant follow-up to 2011’s A Separation, he shows that old wounds might fade...
March 24th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)
Known to some as the winner of the 2013 Palme d’Or at Cannes, known to some as an extraordinary work of art, and known to some as, well, that French film about two young lesbians having lots of sexy times, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is most definitely one of those things. As for the […]
March 21st, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)
THIS is more like the Von Trier I have come to know in recent years. Nymphomaniac: Vol II is awful. I’m not going to be coy about it. It contains all of the worst traits of the writer-director, and proves to be even more disappointing after the decent start made by the first volume. The […]
March 21st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013)

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013)
It’s hard to think of a more contentious film director in recent times than Lars von Trier. Not only does he do a fine line in movies that mix art with a lot of content that’s not often palatable for the audience he seems to be aiming at, but he’s also a man who seems […]
March 19th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Philomena (2013)

Philomena (2013)
Based on a true story, adapted from the non-fiction book by Martin Sixsmith, Philomena is a film that will please a lot of viewers, while also stirring up some feelings of rage as the story unfolds. Steve Coogan plays Sixsmith, a political journalist who finds himself on a bit of an unplanned hiatus...
March 18th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Michael Kohlhaas is, originally, a celebrated German novella from 1810 by Heinrich von Kleist, which has however never been adapted to film until now. Michael Kohlhaas, portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, is a well-to-do horse merchant in 16th century Angouleme. One day a local baron cheats him of two fine...
March 9th, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More