Film reviews and more

Day: 7 March 2012

#Daniel Green #Reviews

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 […]

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Film Review: ‘Trishna’

★★★☆☆ Arguably Britain’s most prolific director, Michael Winterbottom returns to Thomas Hardy territory with Trishna (2011), a retooled version of Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Relocated to present day India and shot in the beautiful rural area of Rajasthan as well as the more familiar Mumbai, Freida Pinto stars […]

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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 […]

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Film Review: ‘The Raven’

★★☆☆☆ For anyone who has seen Douglas Hickox’s sublimely macabre 1973 horror Theatre of Blood, the basic plot of James McTeigue’s The Raven (2012) should feel more than familiar. In place of the works of Shakespeare, this time our enigmatic killer has chosen to off his/her victims according […]