Film reviews and more

Day: 19 February 2014

Film Review: ‘Nymphomaniac’

★★★★☆ Lars von Trier returns to UK cinemas this week with Nymphomaniac (2013), shortened and split into two volumes from a five-hour original cut. This dissection is unlikely to be the only divisive aspect of the self-styled auteur’s latest, a […]

DocHouse Presents: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia review

★★★☆☆  The masterstroke of Nicholas D. Wrathall’s documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013) is the substantial presence of the man himself. It would, undoubtedly, still make for interesting material even in his absence – he has spent […]

Film Review: ‘A World Not Ours’

★★★★☆ “The old will die and the young will forget. We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters”. The lethal words of statesman David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, who expunged generations of […]

Film Review: ‘A New York Winter’s Tale’

★☆☆☆☆ Burdened by a plot as saccharine as a Nicholas Sparks novel unceremoniously mashed with all the very worst clichés of teen movie fantasy (looking at you Mortal Instruments), Akiva Goldsman offers his tiresome and bizarre time travel romance A […]