Film reviews and more

Day: 2 December 2011

Film Review: ‘Las Acacias’

★★★★☆ Camera d’Or winner Las Acacias (2011), directed by Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Giorgelli and starring Germán de Silva and Hebe Duarte, is a potent film of subtlety, silence and charm. This is a road movie with […]

Film Review: ‘The Last Waltz’

★★★★☆ Fuelled by supernatural quantities of cocaine and liquor, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz (1978) is the rock ‘n’ roll equivalent of The Last Days of Sodom. Laden with rich, bloated and strung-out musicians suffering the […]

Film Review: ‘Surviving Life’

★★★★★ Surviving Life (2011), Jan Švankmajer’s latest cinematic work, offers little in the way of surprises to those familiar with his unique directorial style, yet still manages to succeed in creating a psychoanalytical masterpiece through a […]

Film Review: ‘The Thing’ (2011)

★☆☆☆☆ Claiming to have taken his cues from both Christian Nyby/Howard Hawks’ The Thing from Another World (1951) and John Carpenter’s seminal 1982 re-imagining, debut director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. seemingly had high aspirations for his […]

Film Review: ‘Hugo’

★★★★☆ The 3D debate looks set to be blown wide open with the release of Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), the renowned filmmaker’s first attempt at utilising this new technology. Alongside Wim Wenders’ Pina […]