Film reviews and more

Day: 22 November 2012

Film Review: ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’

★★★★☆ This year has already seen the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birthday and is also, conveniently, the 20th anniversary of what must rate as one of the strangest screen adaptations of his perennial Yuletide story, A Christmas Carol. Directed by […]

Film Review: ‘Ninja Scroll’

★★★★☆ Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s classic anime Ninja Scroll was first released in 1993, reaching English speaking audiences two years later in December 1995. Along with Ghost in the Shell and Akira, Kawajiri’s film helped introduce western audiences to the visceral personality, […]

Film Review: ‘Cinema Komunisto’

★★☆☆☆ The power of documentary filmmaking can often be found in its ability to make you fascinated and entertained by subjects that you either know very little, or absolutely nothing about. Sadly, this is not quite the case in Mila […]

Film Review: ‘Starbuck’

★★☆☆☆ Already in line for an English language remake, with Hollywood go-to ‘goofball’ Vince Vaughn reputedly attached to star, Québécois comedy Starbuck (2011) receives a limited UK release this week off the back of some positive overseas press and a […]

Film Review: ‘The House I Live In’

★★★☆☆ Sundance favourite Eugene Jarecki tackles America’s ‘War on Drugs’ this week in his latest doc The House I Live In (2012), a sobering look into the plague of narcotics currently afflicting every one of the 50 US states. More […]