Film reviews and more

Day: 15 March 2012

Film Review: ‘How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire’

★★★☆☆ ‘A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled’. Never has there been a more fitting example of the the previous Raymond Chandler quote than How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire (2011), the […]

Film Review: ‘Four Horsemen’

★★★☆☆ Debut director Ross Ashcroft offers up an independently-produced documentary in the form of Four Horsemen (2012), a film that attempts to explore the consequences of modern western practices that have resulted in the current financial […]

Film Review: ‘Bill Cunningham New York’

★★★☆☆ Bill Cunningham is for fashion photography what Spike Jonze is for the music video, with his work continuously interesting and visually innovative. Richard Press 2010 film Bill Cunningham New York documents the much-loved shutterbug brilliantly, […]

Film Review: ‘In Darkness’

★★★★☆ In Darkness (2011), nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, makes for hard, but fundamentally essential viewing. The Polish film by award winning director Agnieszka Holland and starring Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann and […]

Red Carpet: ‘The Hunger Games’ European Premiere

Last night saw the European premiere of Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games (2012), the first in a series of film adaptations of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling Hunger Games trilogy. The O2 Arena in London was a fitting […]