Film reviews and more

Day: 5 September 2013

Film Review: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

★★★★☆ In UK cinemas this week having made a splash at both Sundance and Cannes, David Lowery’s romantic crime yarn Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) is pretty much deserving of the all accolades bestowed upon it. It’s a familiarly-told tale, […]

Film Review: ‘The Great Beauty’

★★★★★ Pipped to the Palme d’Or post this year by Blue is the Warmest Colour, The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza, 2013) is a sparkling return to form for Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, following the disappointment of his bemusing English-language […]

Film Review: ‘No One Lives’

★★☆☆☆ No One Lives (2012) is the second English-language excursion from Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura (following 2008’s The Midnight Meat Train). Starring British actor Luke Evans, Kitamura’s latest is a gory cat-and-mouse slasher that still ultimately feels like a hollow […]

Film Review: ‘About Time’

★★★☆☆ “For me, it was always going to be about love.” That’s Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) in a voiceover at the start of Richard Curtis’ About Time (2013). On his 21st birthday, Tim discovers from his dad (Bill Nighy) that […]

Film Review: ‘Riddick’

★☆☆☆☆ Vin Diesel’s belated and unwelcome return as Riddick’s (2013) titular anti-hero proves to be not just a pitiful example of ‘churn ’em out’ genre cinema, but is also perhaps set to be the most chauvinistic, sexist movie of the […]