Film reviews and more

Day: 18 September 2013

Film Review: ‘Kelly + Victor’

★★☆☆☆ Two attractive strangers lock eyes across the floor of a Liverpool nightclub. On their way back to her place, she ominously informs him that their respective star signs promise sex that will either be devastatingly good, or just plain […]

Film Review: ‘InRealLife’

★★☆☆☆ How important is the internet to you? Is it a cathartic escapism from the confines of reality or just somewhere you can watch an inexhaustible supply of porn? In the past few years it has come to fruition that […]

Film Review: ‘Hawking’

★★★☆☆ When celebrated British physicist Stephen Hawking was at school, he was nicknamed “Einstein” but only considered to be at about the middle of his class; he likes to think they were a pretty clever class. Anecdotes and observations pepper […]

Film Review: ‘Diana’

★☆☆☆☆ Eyebrows were raised when German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel – best-known for depicting the final days of Adolf Hitler in 2004’s acclaimed Downfall – was announced as the director of a new feature focusing on the last two years in […]

Film Review: ‘Harrigan’

★★☆☆☆ The very fact that the lead star of Vince Woods’ hardboiled, alternative seventies crime drama Harrigan – British actor Stephen Tompkinson – is best-known for his work in several prime-time TV dramas gives a fair indication of the scale […]

Film Review: ‘Cold Comes the Night’

★★☆☆☆ After earning praise for his first feature Children of Invention (2010), Tze Chun returns to cinemas with follow-up Cold Comes The Night (2013). Whilst the presence of Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston will undoubtedly pique interest, Chun’s latest is an […]

Film Review: ‘The Artist and the Model’

★★★☆☆ Shot in sumptuous monochrome, Fernando Trueba’s thoughtful 2012 film The Artist and The Model – starring French character actor Jean Rochefort – adds to the director’s already eclectic oeuvre, making for satisfying viewing. Set in the rural south of […]