Film reviews and more

Day: 20 August 2014

#Ben Nicholson #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Lucy’

★★★★☆ There’s a popular myth often perpetuated in movies that humans only employ a small percentage of their brain’s capacity. One of the reasons this idea endures is the following assertion that there is the potential for us to unlock untapped mental power if only we could breach […]


Film Review: ‘Into the Storm’

★★☆☆☆ At least nobody says “there’s a storm coming”, because every other disaster cliché going is thrown at Into the Storm (2014). There’s the team of storm chasers from Twister (1996), the cack-handed attempt at ‘cli-hi’ moralism from 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow, the split-up family from every […]


Film Review: ‘God Help the Girl’

★★★☆☆ Scottish musicals are a lot like buses – you wait years for one to come along and then two arrive near simultaneously. Following Dexter Fletcher’s all-singing, all-dancing Proclaimers crowdpleaser Sunshine on Leith last year, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch’s Glasgow-set debut, God Help the Girl (2014), […]

#D.W. Mault #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Charulata’

★★★★☆ Place is an inherent part of cinema, it’s the sand beneath the feet of form and breathes around content whilst acting within the consciousness of the viewer not unlike the unseen but very much felt constant of existential dread. Two of the artists most associated with place […]