Film reviews and more

Day: 1 September 2011

Film Review: ‘The Art of Getting By’

★★★☆☆ Gavin Wiesen’s The Art of Getting By (2011) is a coming-of-age rom-com starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts. The film follows George (Highmore), a teenage misanthrope who has never done a day’s work in his life. George is bright, […]

FrightFest 2011: ‘Fright Night’ review

★★★☆☆ Craig Gillespie’s Fright Night (2011) follows the recent Hollywood fascination for re-imaginings with this remake of Tom Holland’s original 1985 cult favourite. Starring Colin Farrell as a libidinous vampire, David Tennant (best know to UK audiences as the former […]

FrightFest 2011: ‘Panic Button’ review

★★★☆☆ UK director Chris Crow follows up his debut feature Devil’s Bridge (2010) with Panic Button (2011), which screened at this year’s Film4 FrightFest. When four strangers meet for the first time at an airport, they all seem very familiar […]

Special Feature: ‘Girl in Motion’

★★☆☆☆ Doffing its cap to the contentious mumblecore sub-genre, Girl in Motion (2011), a sweet but slight short film from writer/director/editor Phil Bowman details two weeks in the life of Amy De Bhrún’s twenty-something writer as she struggles with the […]