Film reviews and more

Day: 17 April 2014

Film Review: ‘Wrinkles’

★★★☆☆ Personal battles against mental illness have long been the mainstay of cinematic drama, with countless deserving Oscar winners (and an even greater number of less-deserving awards fodder) exploring the effects of autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s […]

Film Review: ‘We Are the Best!’

★★★★☆ Whilst it would be churlish to say that Lukas Moodysson has ever really been away, it’s still possible to proclaim his return with the irresistible We Are the Best! (2013). Adapted from the loosely autobiographical […]

Film Review: ‘The Sea’

★★★☆☆ John Banville is one of Ireland’s greatest literary sons of recent decades. In 2005, he won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, a tale of a man in later life consumed by both a […]

Film Review: ‘Reaching for the Moon’

★★★☆☆ Bruno Barreto’s handsome, English-language biopic Reaching for the Moon (2013) follows the passionate relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (The Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares […]