Film reviews and more

Day: 9 September 2012

Film Review: ‘The Queen of Versailles’

★★★★☆ As a razor-sharp satire on the American obsession with all things ‘big’, director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary The Queen of Versailles (2012) is, quite frankly, jaw-dropping. As a car-crash depiction of the strained relationships of a […]

Venice 2012: Kim Ki-duk’s ‘Pieta’ wins Golden Lion

The Venice Film Festival is no stranger to controversy. Often, the jury collectively select a fittingly quirky, infuriating drama to cap the ten days of cinematic celebration. In 2010, Jury President Quentin Tarantino awarded former girlfriend […]

Venice 2012: ‘The Master’ review

★★★★★ Arguably the most eagerly anticipated select of the 69th Venice Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) tells the story of demobbed sailor Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), who following VJ day finds himself at […]