Film reviews and more

Day: 14 March 2013

Film Review: ‘Beyond the Hills’

★★★★☆ Awarded the coveted Palme d’Or prize back in 2007 for the desperately melancholic, Bucharest-set 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu returns to our shores this week with Beyond the […]

Film Review: ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’

★★★☆☆ Ever since David Copperfield made a plane disappear, or David Blaine elevated himself above the ground, magic has taken on a rawer, less gimmicky edge. No longer about mere rabbit and hats, or merging metal […]

Film Review: ‘Maniac’

★★★☆☆ We’re not in the Shire anymore, Mr. Frodo. Former hobbit Elijah Wood cuts an immeasurably darker figure in Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (2012), a remake of William Lustwig’s original 1981 horror. Reminiscent of Wood’s homicidal turn as […]

Film Review: ‘Red Dawn’

★☆☆☆☆ They say the night is darkest just before the dawn. After ten minutes of the latest 1980s remake to hit UK cinemas, Dan Bradley’s Red Dawn (2012), you’ll have wished for perpetual and eternal twilight. […]

Film Review: ‘Michael H. Profession: Director’

★★★☆☆ Yves Montmayeur’s Michael H. Profession: Director (2013) comes at a time of heightened interest in the Austrian auteur, with his latest film, Amour (2012), securing Michael Haneke his second Palme d’Or, the Academy Award for […]