Film reviews and more

Day: 12 May 2015

Film Review: ‘The Man Who Saved the World’

★★★☆☆ Peter Anthony’s The Man Who Saved the World (2014) is an odd duck much like its protagonist, the steely curmudgeon Stanislav Petrov. Part documentary, part docudrama, this film probes the post-Cold War consciousness of one who operated at the […]

Film Review: ‘Lambert & Stamp’

★★★★☆ In half a century of existence, The Who have had a consistent presence in cinema. Aside from their theatrical projects Tommy (1975) and Quadrophenia (1979), their history has also been chronicled in documentaries such as The Kids Are Alright […]

Film Review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

★★★★☆ There’s an alluring alchemy to Olivier Assayas’ new work Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), a serpentine inquiry into the female interior masquerading as a film about cinema and the ephemeral nature of fame. Entangled in the dreamlike sensibilities of […]

Film Review: ‘A Royal Night Out’

★★☆☆☆ Though its genesis is based in large part on the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the arrival of A Royal Night Out (2015) has been granted an even higher level of prescience now that Princess Charlotte […]

Film Review: ‘A Fuller Life’

★★★☆☆ Ron Mann’s Altman (2014) chose to look at the director’s career largely through his own eyes, combining archive material and interviews together with the recollections of friends and family. A Fuller Life (2013) is another biographical doc about a […]