Film reviews and more

Day: 28 March 2013


DocHouse Presents: One Mile Away review

★★★★☆ Penny Woolcock’s One Mile Away (2012) was the first documentary ever to be awarded the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival back in 2012 – and it’s easy to see why. Woolcock hired a host of non-actors from Birmingham, including Burger gang member Dylan […]


Film Review: ‘Finding Nemo 3D’

★★★★☆ In the seminal days of Disney Pixar’s past, there was a tendency to really pull on the strings of the quest narrative; toys were on a mission to escape from the box, bugs weren’t happy with their humdrum lives on the anthill, monsters were tired of being […]


Film Review: ‘King of the Travellers’

★☆☆☆☆ The latest from writer-director Mark O’Connor, whose two previous features Between the Canals (2011) and Stalker (2012) were only given theatrical releases in his native Ireland, King of the Travellers (2012) is a contemporary drama about family devotion and the undying quest for revenge, set amongst the […]

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Film Review: ‘In the House’

★★★☆☆ The refined, if slightly aloof new offering from French director François Ozon, In the House (Dans la maison, 2012) initially impresses thanks to its central triumvirate and jigsaw-style narrative, before petering out disappointingly as it approaches its convoluted conclusion. Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer and demi-Brit Kristin Scott […]