Film reviews and more

Day: 5 December 2016

DVD Review: Three Wishes for Cinderella

★★★★☆ For all of the great opportunities that film festivals give to explore the cinema of other cultures, it’s always worth remembering that they’re curated with international audiences in mind – and often for those with a love of auteur-driven […]

Criterion Review: The Squid and the Whale

★★★★☆ It’s curious that both of this month’s Criterion releases – The Royal Tenenbaums being the other – share so many thematic and narrative similarities. Unsurprising given that Wes Anderson directed the Tenenbaums and produced this effort, both films revolve […]

Criterion Review: The Royal Tenenbaums

★★★★★ Matched only by the Coen brothers and Tim Burton for inimitable style, Wes Anderson remains one of the most interesting and idiosyncratic working American directors, and it was the 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums – his third feature – that […]

DVD Review: Lo and Behold

★★★☆☆ “I think anyone who claims they know what’s going to happen to the internet is not worth listening to.” This summation of the way we understand and can predict the interconnectivity of the future seems an apposite way to […]