Film Review: ‘Madame de…’

★★★★★ Leading American film critic Andrew Sarris once nominated 1953’s Madame de… as his candidate for ‘the greatest film of all time’ – high praise indeed. Meanwhile, his principal critical detractor, Pauline Kael, called Ophüls’ film “perfection”, marking one of the few times the pair actually agreed on something. Most Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Beautiful Creatures’

★★☆☆☆ It’s almost too easy to be cynical about a film like Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures (2013). With the blockbusting Twilight franchise currently sitting comfortably on $3.3 billion worth of box office receipts, Hollywood is hungrily looking for the next cash-generating supernatural-teen-angst obsession. Beautiful Creatures ticks all the right boxes: Continue Reading