Film reviews and more

Day: 11 July 2012

Film Review: ‘Salute’

★★★★☆ The Olympics have long proven to be an excellent stage for socio-political statements. At the 1968 Mexico Olympics, American 200m sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos both raised a black-gloved fist during their medal ceremony to show their support […]

Film Review: ‘Detachment’

★★★☆☆ Best known for directing cult classic American History X (1998), Tony Kaye is back with his latest release Detachment (2011). Having secured Edward Norton an Academy Award nomination for the former, Kaye has attracted a high profile cast for […]

Film Review: ‘Magic Mike’

★★★☆☆ Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey add to their arse-nal of recent impressive performances this year with Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike (2012), a surprisingly sincere and intelligent comedy about male strippers. Mike’s (Tatum) passion lies in constructing ‘one-of-a-kind’ pieces of […]