Film Review: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

★★★★★ After recently premièring at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, Swedish director Tomas Alfredson finally unleashes his Cold War John le Carré adaptation Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) onto an expectant British public. One brief look at the cast list will tell you nearly all you need to know about Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Atrocious’

★☆☆☆☆ Debut director Fernando Barredo Luna’s found footage horror Atrocious (2010) is unfortunately just that; a hugely derivative mash-up of The Last Broadcast (1998), Paranormal Activity (2007) and REC (2007) that has almost no recognisable USP (unique selling point), and instead relies entirely upon evoking past memories of previous mockumentary Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Tomboy’

★★★★☆ Despite a respectable debut with Water Lilies (2007), writer and director Céline Sciamma didn’t quite manage to create waves internationally, with most attention garnered in her native France. However, having already scooped awards in Berlin, Toronto and San Francisco, Tomboy (2011) should make people sit up and pay attention, Continue Reading