Film reviews and more

Day: 7 May 2014

Film Review: ‘Frank’

★★★☆☆ Dublin-born director Lenny Abrahamson teams up with Guardian journalist Jon Ronson for offbeat, oddball comedy Frank (2013), inspired by the life and times of the inimitable Frank Sidebottom and a host of other ‘outsider’ artists. In what could be his first real crossover success, […]

Film Review: ‘The Canyons’

★★☆☆☆ One of the of the most intensely scrutinised films to emerge out of Hollywood for some time, The Canyons (2013) finally arrives in the UK for a brief sojourn on the big screen before hitting DVD next Monday (12 May). The level of notoriety […]

Film Review: ‘Before the Winter Chill’

★★★☆☆ It’s difficult not to think of Michael Haneke’s Hidden (2005) in the opening stages of Philippe Claudel’s third film, Before the Winter Chill (2013). The last time Daniel Auteuil played a middle-class husband receiving unwanted deliveries from an unknown sender, the stakes were high […]

Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

★★★★☆ Seth Rogen and Nicholas Stoller are responsible for some of the funniest comedies of the noughties, from 2007’s Superbad to The Five-Year Engagement (2012). Bad Neighbours (2014) marks the first time the Apatow alumni have teamed up, and on this evidence it’d be a […]

Film Review: ‘American Interior’

★★★★☆ American Interior (2014), the tremendous new collaboration between Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and director Dylan Goch, is a chronicle of dreamers and outlaws; a treatise on two rebel nations that takes the form of a whimsical travelogue. It’s a deeply serious film […]

Film Review: ‘Advanced Style’

★★★☆☆ A champion of the elegant and elderly, New Yorker Ari Seth Cohen first started his fashion blog, Advanced Style, as a way of documenting his grandmother’s remarkable dress sense. Cohen’s site quickly gained in popularity, with users across the world logging on for confirmation […]