Film reviews and more

Day: 15 November 2013


Film Review: ‘Pandora’s Promise’

★★★☆☆ Robert Stone hasn’t made life easy for environmentalists. By eulogising something so destructive as our only hope for redemption, he’s booted a social hornet’s nest from the crumbling streets of Chernobyl to the suburban repose of Oxford. But how does one convince their own social movement that […]


Film Review: ‘In Fear’

★★★☆☆ Jeremy Lovering, débutante director of new British frightener In Fear (2013), recognises the innate, petrifying nature of the woodland all too well and squanders little time in following protagonists Lucy (Alice Englert) and Tom (Iain De Caestecker) into its shadowy depths for 85 white-knuckle minutes. Heading to […]

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Film Review: ‘Future My Love’

★★☆☆☆ Offering an abstract glimpse of a distant utopia which might just be within humankind’s reach, experimental Swedish filmmaker Maja Borg’s Future My Love (2012) will almost certainly struggle to put “bums on seats” over this new release-packed weekend, but may reward a small sub-section of open-minded viewers […]


Film Review: ‘Don Jon’

★★☆☆☆ A little likeability goes a long way in Hollywood, but all the goodwill in the world can’t quite save Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon (2013). Ostensibly a loose retelling of the legend of the infamous fictional libertine Don Juan, Don Jon ends up more Jersey Shore […]