Harvey Weinstein caved and finally agreed to give Snowpiercer a limited US release. But was the full director’s cut worth fighting for?
Everybody’s Fine is a Robert De Niro lead film about a widowed man seeking the attention of his four children. Frank Goode (De Niro) worked hard all his life making the coating of telephone pole wires so that his children could be successful. Frank had two daughters and two sons
A low-budget Danish film about an accused paedophile staring an ex-Bond villain might not be everyone’s idea of a great Saturday night at the cinema. However, Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen, is one of the best pieces of truly affecting and emotionally engaging cinema I’ve seen in a very
Sightseers is the third film by exciting new British talent Ben Wheatley, who is already establishing himself as a masterful director and possibly the new Shane Meadows. However, to give Wheatley the credit for this film would be doing a disservice to the real creators and talent, Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, who wrote and star in the film as oddball lovers Chris and Tina.
Michael Haneke is a director whose career I have followed intently over the past few years. While never making anything that would slot into my top ten or even twenty favorite films he has produced some intriguing, interesting and original work. Haneke is known for edgy and controversial themes and
“Found footage”, “P.O.V.”, “self-filmed”, “ghost cam” (whatever you want to call them) movies can be an interesting and original way of making a film. Spawned by The Blair Witch Project, they allow for a more realistic, gritty and immersive approach to filmmaking. If the story gives itself over to this