Berlin 2014: ‘Jack’ review

★★★☆☆ In competition at Berlin, Edward Berger’s Jack (2014) is a laconic adolescent drama that burns with all the dynamism and intensity of a hyperactive child, yet struggles to maintain its fierce momentum. Despite being only ten, the film’s titular protag (Ivo Pietzcker) finds himself responsible for both himself and Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘RoboCop’

★★★☆☆ Dead or alive, a 21st century remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cult science fiction classic RoboCop was always an inevitability. Fortunately, when plans were first announced they also brought with them the welcome news that Brazilian director José Padilha, best-known for the action-packed Elite Squad (2007), would be at Continue Reading