Film reviews and more

Day: 1 May 2012

Cannes 2012: ‘On the Road’ preview

Finally emerging at this year’s 65th Cannes Film Festival after half a century in development hell, Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic On The Road (2012) – starring Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund and Twilight lead Kristen Stewart […]

Cannes 2012: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ preview

The first trailer is still doing the rounds for US director Wes Anderson’s return to live-action filmmaking, Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Reuniting Anderson with regular collaborators Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman – on top of a fine cast including Bruce Willis, […]

Cannes 2012: ‘The Hunt’ preview

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg garnered widespread international acclaim in the mid-1990s with his debut feature film Festen (The Celebration, 1998), an unsettling, naturalistic drama exposing a dysfunctional upper-class Danish family with a shocking secret. Vinterberg’s first film was also the […]

DVD Review: ‘Twice Round the Daffodils’

★★★★☆ Gerald Thomas’ Twice Round the Daffodils (1962) is a classic example of what British cinema became known for during the 1960s (outside of kitchen sink dramas and Gothic horror) – old-fashioned, feel-good humour. Widely considered an unofficial entry to […]

DVD Review: ‘Demons 1 & 2’ Steelbook

★★☆☆☆ Perhaps the best-known works of Italian director Lamberto Bava (son of the legendary Mario Bava), produced and written by Dario Argento and starring Geretta Geretta, Urbano Barberini, David Edwin Knight and Asia Argento, Demons (Dèmoni, 1985) and Demons 2 […]