Film reviews and more

Day: 3 February 2015

Film Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

★★☆☆☆ Unceremoniously shifted from a healthy summer spot last year to capitalise on the pre-blockbuster month of February, it’s doubtful that lack of competition will bolster the box office of Jupiter Ascending (2015) – a tiresome sci-fi yarn that cannibalises from so many past fantasy […]

Film Review: ‘The Interview’

★★☆☆☆ Considering all the hubbub surrounding The Interview (2014), the film’s childish humour, struggling punchlines, and relentless need to portray Seth Rogen and James Franco as virtually the same characters they played in Pineapple Express (2008), make it unfortunate that the actual picture doesn’t live […]

Film Review: ‘Amour Fou’

★★★★☆ Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou (2014) has enjoyed considerable praise since it premiered in the Un Certain Regard section back at the Cannes Film Festival last May and is a quietly effective denunciation of the idea of dying for love. It’s a reserved period piece, but […]