Film reviews and more

Day: 2 April 2014

Film Review: ‘The Motel Life’

★★★★☆ The hard-drinking, hobo-like existence of the two main characters from real-life siblings Alan and Gabe Polsky’s The Motel Life (2012) recalls the kind of blighted figures and transient lives found in the pages of those […]

Film Review: ‘The Double’

★★★★☆ The follow-up to his blistering directorial debut Submarine (2010), The Double (2013) sees British comic and filmmaker Richard Ayoade turning his attentions further afield with an impressionistic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 19th century novella of […]

Film Review: ‘Divergent’

★★☆☆☆ It’s surely a sign that you’re getting old when you can sit through a film like Divergent (2014) – the new dystopian adventure based on the bestselling young adult book by Veronica Roth – and […]

Film Review: ‘A Story of Children and Film’

★★★★☆ Mark Cousins downsizes after his 15-hour opus The Story of Film (2011) with companion essay A Story of Children and Film (2013), which serves best as a side-project to his 2009 work The First Movie. His […]