Film reviews and more

Day: 8 September 2011

Venice 2011: ‘Killer Joe’ review

★★★★☆ Memories of director William Friedkin’s former glories, specifically The Exorcist (1973) and The French Connection (1971), have made sitting through past tripe like Jade (1995) and Rules of Engagement (2000) palpably depressing. So it is […]

Venice 2011: ‘Shame’ review

★★★★☆ British director Steve McQueen was first in Venice back in 2009, donning his artist’s hat and representing the UK at the Biennale Art Exhibition. Two years later and McQueen is back at the Venice Film Festival […]

Film Review: ‘Troll Hunter’

★★★☆☆ André Øvredal’s Norwegian monster movie Troll Hunter (2010) has been reviewed to death already and if you want to check out our editor’s public burning of the flick then click this link and strap on […]

Film Review: ‘Jane Eyre’ (2011)

★★★★★ Cary Fukunaga’s invigorating new version of Jane Eyre (2011), starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, should appeal to Charlotte Brontë purists as well as attracting new fans. The film couldn’t be more different than Fukunaga’s […]