Red Carpet: ‘War Horse’ royal premiere

In a two-day extravaganza which included a dazzling UK premiere – attended by Royals Prince William and Kate Middleton – and a packed press conference, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (2011) has finally been unleashed to British audiences. The film, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, Peter Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Attenberg’

★★★★☆ Athina Rachel Tsangari – producer of Yorgos Lanthimos’ superb Dogtooth (2009) – directs Attenberg (2010) (named after British national institution David Attenborough), an ethological study into human sexuality and emotional alienation that is not nearly as austere and Haneke-esque as it sounds. Marina (Ariane Labed) is one of the Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Project Nim’

★★★★★ James Marsh, director of the Oscar-winning Man on Wire (2008), easily rates amongst the finest British filmmakers working today. Marsh is perpetually ducking and weaving in and out of fiction and documentary so deftly that they bleed into one another, until something like a higher truth rises to the Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Troll Hunter’

★★★★☆ Troll Hunter (2010) is a rare thing – a modern horror film which eschews visceral gore for subtlety and a genuine air of unease. Starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck and Tomas Alf Larsen, Norwegian director André Øvredal’s debut feature was a smash hit at last year’s Continue Reading