Film reviews and more

Day: 9 October 2013

Film Review: ‘Not Another Happy Ending’

★★☆☆☆ John McKay’s Not Another Happy Ending (2013) is a breezy and harmless if ultimately forgettable romantic comedy set in and around the city of Glasgow. Jane (former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan), a struggling novelist, […]

Film Review: ‘Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?’

★★★★☆ Opening with a selection of warm outtakes of photojournalist Tim Hetherington explaining why he pursues such a dangerous career, director Sebastian Junger pays a fitting homage to Hetherington’s life, which was cut tragically short when […]

Film Review: ‘Machete Kills’

★★☆☆☆ For all those perpetual adolescents out there whose bloodlust wasn’t sated by the woefully poor and over-hyped hack job that was Machete (2010) comes Robert Rodriguez’s latest act of career self-mutilation, Machete Kills (2013); a […]

Film Review: ‘Le Week-End’

★★★☆☆ The spirit of Godard’s 1967 classic Le Weekend lives on in Roger Michell’s playful Le Week-End (2013), a Before-style tale of an ageing British couple looking to jump-start their ailing marriage on a break to […]

Film Review: ‘The Fifth Estate’

★★☆☆☆ Ripped from newspaper headlines that are still fresh in the memory, Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate (2013) is a studio-financed, heavily dramatised account of the controversial WikiLeaks site’s publicised quest to expose corruption and deception […]