Film reviews and more

Day: 16 January 2014

Sundance 2014: Wetlands review

★★★☆☆ David Wnendt’s Wetlands (2013) stars Carla Juri as Helen, an adventurous teen experimenting with sex, drugs and haemorrhoids.The daughter of divorced parents – and with countless issues feeding her angst – Helen spends her days […]

Film Review: ‘The Night of the Hunter’

★★★★★ “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” This is the cautionary, biblical advise offered up by Lillian Gish’s kindly foster mother at the outset of […]

Film Review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

★★★★☆ Opening to a drug-addled Leonardo DiCaprio tossing a dwarf, Martin Scorsese’s raunchy, ribald and gloriously satirical attack on American hedonism, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), is a feast of such vulgar delights that it […]

Film Review: ‘Oh Boy!’

★★★★☆ The crushing social angst found within a generation of despondent, shiftless hipsters has long been a mainstay of micro-budget filmmaking. Whilst Jan Ole Gerster’s German effort Oh Boy! (2012) shares many of these traits, this Berlin-set […]