Film Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’

★★★★★ Award-winning Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been a Cannes favourite since his debut film Koza won the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film in 1995, so it came as little surprise when his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), walked away with Grand Jury Prize Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Contraband’

★★☆☆☆ Mark Wahlberg returns to UK screens this week in Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s US box office-topping action thriller Contraband (2012) (a loose remake of 2008 film Reykjavík-Rotterdam), which also stars British actress Kate Beckinsale – star of the forthcoming 2012 Total Recall remake – and journeyman Ben Foster.Contraband tells Continue Reading

Film Review: ’21 Jump Street’

★★★★☆ “They’re revamping a program from the eighties because they’ve got no creativity and they’re really fucking lazy.” Those are the words of an angry commissioner when he assigns rookie cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) to 21 Jump Street, the police force’s undercover unit for infiltrating high Continue Reading