Film Review: ‘Michael’

★★★★☆ How the Daily Mail are yet to rise in uproar against Markus Schleinzer’s directorial debut Michael (2011) is anyone’s guess. The Austrian filmmaker’s first feature is a markedly cold, matter-of-fact depiction of five months in the life of a practising paedophile who has imprisoned a 10-year-old boy in his sound-proofed Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘This Means War’

★★★☆☆ Few directors have been derided by critics as much as This Means War (2012) helmsman McG. They justifiably gave the man a kicking for the below par Charlie’s Angels (2000) and it’s godforsaken sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003). Yet although Terminator Salvation (2009) was no oil painting, the Continue Reading