Film Review: ‘John Carter’

★★★☆☆ John Carter (2012), Disney’s latest 3D blockbuster based upon the famous sci-fi series by American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, has all the necessary ingredients for a huge, CGI-heavy hit – minus, ironically, originality. Despite the work of Burroughs inspiring numerous sci-fi writers and filmmakers (including George Lucas and James Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Bel Ami’

 ★☆☆☆☆ Boasting an ensemble cast which includes Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas and Robert Pattinson, Declan Donnellan and Nick Omerod’s Bel Ami (2012) attempts to combine the sumptuous settings and period sensibilities of Guy de Maupassant’s original novel with a slice of contemporary drama – sadly culminating in Continue Reading