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Film Review: ‘To Rome with Love’

★★☆☆☆ Woody Allen continues his European odyssey with To Rome with Love (2012), intertwining multiple stories which attempt to paint a portrait of life in the Eternal City. The various plots stretch across the social scale, […]

Film Review: ‘About Elly’

★★★★☆ About Elly (2009) finally gets its long-awaited UK theatrical release this week thanks primarily to the Academy Award and Golden Bear success of director Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation (2011). It’s a shame that it’s taken […]

Film Review: ‘ParaNorman’

★★★☆☆ With the UK release of Chris Butler and Sam Fell’s ParaNorman 3D (2012), comparisons with Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (2012) seem almost unavoidable. Both claymation features draw upon established horror classics (albeit from different cinematic eras), […]

Film Review: ‘The Sweeney’ (2012)

★★☆☆☆ The opening scene of The Football Factory (2004) director Nick Love’s The Sweeney (2012) features a frenetically-paced – and unarguably entertaining – bank heist that packs a series of high-octane punches, all vaguely reminiscent of […]