Film Review: ‘360’

★★☆☆☆ When the word came through that City of God (2002) director Fernando Meirelles was teaming up with Frost/Nixon (2008) screenwriter Peter Morgan for 360 (2011), a multi-layered, globe-trotting mediation on the consequences of desire, many film aficionados were salivating with anticipation. Unfortunately, all that drool was a waste of Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Offender’

★★★☆☆ Ron Scalpello’s inaugural feature Offender (2012) joins a long list of recent London gangland dramas that focus upon a revenge-based plot, possessing enjoyable elements yet lacking such much needed grit. The dramatic opening of Scalpello’s big-screen debut finds Tommy (Joe Cole) fighting through a riot-gear clad group of police Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘North Sea Texas’

★★★☆☆ Peccadillo Pictures have unearthed yet another tantalising twist on young love in the form of North Sea Texas (2011), Belgian director Bavo Defurne’s coming-of-age drama starring Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva Van der Gucht and and Nathan Naenen. A languid ode to teenage infatuation, the film ambles gently along Continue Reading