Competition: Win ‘Maniac’ on DVD *closed*

Just when the downtown Los Angeles streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back on the hunt in Franck Khalfoun’s nerve-shredding Maniac (2012). Former Hobbit Elijah Wood plays Frank, the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store whose life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) Continue Reading

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EIFF 2013: ‘Hawking’ review

★★★★☆ Stephen Hawking’s first wife, Jane, once explained that as the years passed and her husband made new discoveries, their relationship evolved two faces. The public image was that of Stephen travelling around from lecture to lecture, picking up science awards and honours all over the place. But internally, their Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Renoir’

★★★★☆ Like the revered work of the artist himself, Renoir (2012) – director Giles Bourdos’ biopic of the French impressionist, starring Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers and Christa Théret – paints an idyllic picture of a life played out in bohemian decadence, tainted with rhapsodic and turbulent undercurrents. The arrival of Continue Reading