Film reviews and more

Day: 13 April 2016

Film Review: The Jungle Book

★★★★☆ Remakes can often find themselves balancing precariously on a knife’s edge. Indulge in too much reverence to the original and you aren’t innovating enough. Abandon what made the first rendition such a success and audiences […]

Film Review: Eye in the Sky

★★★★☆ It’s one of the most oldest moral dilemmas in the book: if you could save dozens of lives by taking that of an innocent, would you do it? Could you sleep at night, knowing that […]

Interview: Peter Greenaway

Very few people can pull off wearing a navy blue pinstripe suit paired with a dark lined open-neck shirt. Yet not everyone is Peter Greenaway. The veteran British director, an intriguing, eloquent and eminently likeable subject, […]

Film Review: Eisenstein in Guanajuato

★★★☆☆ Striking, controversial pieces of avant-garde filmmaking often contain one scene where the line in the sand of mainstream cinema is well and truly obliterated. The Odessa steps sequence of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin stands as […]

Film Review: The Brand New Testament

★★★☆☆ Madcap invention is nothing new to Belgian Jaco Van Dormael, who takes on the Almighty himself in his new high-concept comedy The Brand New Testament. Concept is certainly king in this instance, giving the filmmaker […]