Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Dead By Dawn 2014: The Essential Overview

Dead By Dawn 2014: The Essential Overview
The reviews are all written, I have almost recovered some hours of lost sleep, and that’s about it for Dead By Dawn 2014, but the reviews are just a small sample of what I experience every year at this festival. Things started off with a White Russian or two when I met up with good […]
May 8th, 2014 | Feature, Festivals | Read More

Hobson’s Choice (1954)

Hobson’s Choice (1954)
Like another King Lear, old man Hobson, a widower, has three grown daughters to contend with. Unmarried (and unpaid), they work in his boot shop and do everything for him, freeing him up to go drinking with his buddies at the Moonraker pub on a daily basis. You’d think that Hobson was happy about this...
May 5th, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Lesson Of The Evil (2012)

Lesson Of The Evil (2012)
Ahhh, Takashi Miike. He’s quite mad, as I’m sure many people already know. Thankfully, he’s also quite brilliant. Having dabbled in many different genres throughout his career, Lesson Of The Evil is a return to the kind of carnage that has won him an army of fans over the past couple...
April 29th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Greatful Dead (2013)

Greatful Dead (2013)
Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a lonely girl. She’s been lonely most of her life, and now spends her time watching other solitary people and keeping a diary of their movements. The latest subject that catches her eye is elderly Mr. Shiomi (Takashi Sasano), but Nami’s viewing experience is tainted...
April 29th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (2013)

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (2013)
While it’s the kind of thing that we’ve seen a hundred times before, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is an impressive film, thanks in no small part to a fantastic central performance from Glenn Maynard, onscreen for almost every scene as hapless ice cream vendor, Warren Thompson. Warren spends...
April 29th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Transcendence (2014)

Transcendence (2014)
Hack that program, fast! The sci-fi Luddite movie Transcendence is a disappointment on many levels, its dialogue trite, its action sluggish, its imagination falling short of its ambition. It’s all pretty forgettable, and in a way maybe that’s just as well. Who wants to remember Johnny Depp...
April 24th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Double (2013)

The Double (2013)
The second feature directed by Richard Ayoade, The Double is quite a different beast from his debut, Submarine. Based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky (and I’m not going to pretend that I’ve read it), this is a dark thriller set in a grim world full of suicides, jobsworths and a general...
April 24th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Lunchbox (2013)

The Lunchbox (2013)
They say that food is the language of love and so it proves for Ritesh Batra in his debut feature. It is food that provides the bridge to bring together two lonely souls stuck in a life of isolation. We are social animals after all; the desire to share everything from rare intimate moments to […]
April 16th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Parkland (2013)

Parkland (2013)
There’s no doubt the assassination of then-President John F.Kennedy was a huge event in the American cultural, social and political spectrum. That being said, the question must be asked of whether there’s anything more to learn or gain at this stage by re-enacting or dramatising the death...
April 4th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Noah (2014)

Noah (2014)
Noah is a righteous man. He and his kin have been chosen by God to survive the apocalypse by flood, and instructed to build an Ark to shelter two of every living species during the coming storm. Crowe’s Noah, however, like other prophets who receive revelation in a dream, suffers from a hazy interpretation...
April 4th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More