Film reviews and more

Day: 25 June 2012

DVD Review: ‘J. Edgar’

★★★☆☆ At the centre of Clint Eastwood’s biopic of FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover is an underdeveloped examination of his quasi-homosexual relationship with his deputy Clyde Tolson. The filmmakers’ treatment of this particular story-strand perfectly represents what is good about […]

DVD Review: ‘The Vow’

★☆☆☆☆ Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum are both arguably enjoying the primes of their respective careers; McAdams has put in face time for Woody Allen and is to star in the next Terrence Malick curiosity, whilst Tatum can imminently be […]

DVD Review: ‘A Dangerous Method’

★★★☆☆ With a reputation as one of cinema’s pioneering figures in the art of psychological thrillers, David Cronenberg’s latest offering A Dangerous Method (2011), starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley, represents something of a radical departure from the […]

EIFF 2012: ‘Girimunho’ review

★★★☆☆ Girimunho’s (Swirl, 2011) directing duo of Clarissa Campolina and Helvécio Marins Jr.’s anthropological examination of rural Brazilian culture combines the naturally evolving storytelling techniques of an observational documentary with the rich visual flourishes of an arthouse drama. Opening with […]