Film Review: ‘Gone’

★★☆☆☆ It’s fair to say that the majority of the press pack attending the recent screening of Heitor Dhalia’s Gone (2012) would have come along with preconceived ideas of what the film was going to be like. Whilst it did manage to regurgitate the innumerable clichés and terribly cheesy one-liners Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Lockout’

★★★☆☆ Before Guy Pearce ascends into the cinematic stratosphere with Ridley Scott’s long-anticipated return to sci-fi Prometheus (2012), the former Neighbours star can be seen starring opposite Maggie Grace in James Mather and Stephen St. Ledger’s Lockout (2012) – an adrenaline fuelled amalgamation of frantic thrill-per-minute action with the claustrophobic Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Elles’

★★★☆☆ From Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, Elles (2011) stars the self-challenging and emblematic French actress Juliette Binoche as Anne, a bourgeoisie-smothered feminist who works as a journalist for a women’s magazine. Unfortunately, this publication is the type that subconsciously vilifies and objectifies females, informing them that both material and financial Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Marley’

★★★★☆ Despite a somewhat tumultuous production history, with Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme both attached to direct at various points, Bob Marley documentary Marley (2012) finally reaches UK screens this month with British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald at the helm. Significantly, Macdonald and Universal’s effort has the full backing of the Continue Reading