Film reviews and more

Day: 19 September 2012

Film Review: ‘Now Is Good’

★☆☆☆☆ Ol Parker follows up 2005’s Imagine Me & You with Now Is Good (2012), the tale of a young girl, Tessa (Dakota Fanning), who is dying of terminal leukaemia. With her treatment failing, Tessa decides to create a bucket-list, […]

Film Review: ‘Hysteria’

★★☆☆☆ It’s taken an entire decade for American filmmaker Tanya Wexler to complete her third feature, and on the evidence of the farcical Hysteria (2011), a further prolonged break from directing may have been preferable to all involved. Proclaiming to […]

Film Review: ‘Untouchable’

★★★★☆ Having won a handful of prestigious awards and broken box office records across the globe, French Oscar entry Untouchable (The Intouchables, 2011) finally gets its UK release this week. Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and inspired by […]

Film Review: ‘Savages’

★★★☆☆ Oliver Stone’s weed-fuelled crime caper Savages (2012) is probably the US director’s best offering since 1999’s Any Given Sunday, but after a thirteen year period of churning out substandard and forgettable efforts such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps […]

Film Review: ‘Killing Them Softly’

★★★★☆ Palme d’Or nominee Killing Them Softly (2012) may only be Andrew Dominik’s third full-length feature, but already the Kiwi director has set himself aside as one of the industry’s brightest talents. Having taken a number of plaudits for his […]