Film reviews and more

Day: 6 January 2012

Film Review: ‘Mother and Child’

★★☆☆☆ Rodrigo García’s fourth feature Mother and Child (2009) is a multi-narrative story – reminiscent of the work of executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu – which revolves around the lives of three women in Los Angeles who become unexpectedly entwined. Featuring impressive performances from Annette Bening […]

Film Review: ‘Goon’

★★☆☆☆ A great deal can be learned from looking at those involved in bringing hockey comedy Goon (2011) – starring American Pie’s Seann William Scott – to the big screen. Director Michael Dowse attempts to bring a creative touch to the film, yet writers Jay […]

Film Review: ‘The Iron Lady’

★★★☆☆ Despite her recent descent into reclusiveness, Margaret Thatcher remains one of the most divisive political figures of the 20th century, and so any film that attempts to document her life will inevitably be met with fierce controversy. Mamma Mia (2008) director Phyllida Lloyd and US […]

Film Review: ‘Zelig’

★★★★★ Woody Allen’s 1983 mockumentary Zelig – starring the great man himself in the mysterious title role and Mia Farrow as the geek-chic Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher – is a hilarious parody of both traditional documentary style and the celebrity culture of the 1920s. Zelig […]

Film Review: ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’

★★★★★ Woody Allen, director of Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) which stars Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, once said, “I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose”. A word of advice then when watching this new Park Circus rerelease […]