Venice 2011: ‘Dark Horse’ review

★★★☆☆ Todd Solondz writes and directs Dark Horse (2011), in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. It tells the story of kidult Abe (Jordan Gelber), a 30-something avid collector of toys and action figures. Though initially portrayed as a comic character – driving his banana-coloured Hummer whilst listening to Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Robotropolis’

★★☆☆☆ I’m always dubious when a film is released almost simultaneously in the cinema and on DVD – are the producers hedging their bets? As a result it was with trepidation that I watched Robotropolis (2011), the new sci-fi adventure / thriller from director Christopher Hatton (who brought us such Continue Reading