Film reviews and more

Day: 3 July 2013


Film Review: ‘Now You See Me’

★★★☆☆ After the abominable Greek tragedy that was 2010’s big money rehash Clash of the Titans, director Louis Leterrier returns with an all-star cast for magician-based crime thriller Now You See Me (2013); a film that delivers all the entertainment and spectacle of a David Copperfield Christmas Special, […]


Film Review: ‘The Internship’

 ★★☆☆☆ This year’s Google work placements had over 40,000 applicants. However, a few more films like Shawn Levy’s The Internship and the next generation of graduates could turn towards Bing (or even Movies are often derided for their ultra-cynical product placement, but in The Internship this takes […]

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Film Review: ‘The Wall’

★★★★☆ Adapted from Marlen Haushofer’s 1962 novel of the same name, The Wall (Die Wand, 2012) is German director Julian Pölsler’s debut feature following a career spent predominately in television. Starring the wonderful Martina Gedeck, Pölsler’s stripped down, philosophical slice of reflective sci-fi is a breath of fresh […]

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Film Review: ‘The Bling Ring’

★★★☆☆ In UK cinemas this week following its Cannes Un Certain Regard debut, Sofia Coppola follows up 2010’s so-so Somewhere with The Bling Ring (2013). Based on journalist Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fare article ‘The Suspect Wore Louboutins’, Coppola’s latest is a hyper-stylised satire on the role of celebrity […]