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Day: 11 July 2013

Film Review: ‘The Moo Man’

★★★★☆ There’s something quietly enthralling about Heike Bachelier and Andy Heathcote’s observational trip to a small Sussex dairy farm. Having premièred at Sundance London back in April, The Moo Man (2013) has procured its marketing budget through online crowd-sourcing ahead […]

Film Review: ‘The Deep’

★★☆☆☆ A filmmaker torn between intimate tales set in his native Iceland and big-budget Hollywood genre pieces (next up is the Mark Wahlberg/Denzel Washington actioner 2 Guns), director Baltasar Kormákur is back on familiar soil with ‘based on a true […]

Film Review: ‘Blancanieves’

★★★★☆ Blancanieves (2012), the new film from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger, is rooted in the cinema of old. It’s both a rude adaptation of a classic fairytale, Snow White, and a return to the postmodern glamour of silent film. Like […]

Film Review: ‘We Steal Secrets’

★★★★☆ The UK release of Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013) could hardly be more timely in light of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s recent revelations concerning the hi-tech US spying programme, Prism. At the core of this […]

Film Review: ‘Monsters University’

★★★☆☆ One of the most cherished films in the Pixar back catalogue, the news of a prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc. was met with near universal jubilation. However, Pixar have undergone some monumental changes in the last decade, reflected in […]