Bleak satire falls short of predecessor.
Melbourne International Film Festival: If you’re even remotely familiar with his work, then you won’t be surprised to know that the title of Todd Solondz’s latest bleakly comic moral debate – Life During Wartime – is a jibe. The idea that a war,...
I spy a classic.
In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson’s devastatingly compressed take on John Le Carre’s classic espionage novel, you constantly see log books and file folders, tape spools and transcripts. It is 1974 and at the drab London headquarters...
Few scares to be found in Hollywood Gothic.
This movie features Anthony Hopkins as a Welsh priest called Lucas. Based in Rome, he’s the Vatican’s go-to exorcist. With a fine line in caustic wit and a very big belly, he looks like a formidable opponent for evil. It doesn’t take long to...
Hollywood remake preserves intimacy of Israeli original.
Alternate titles for The Debt, a decades-spanning thriller pivoting on a nail-biting mission behind the Iron Curtain, could be 'Gravitas,' or 'History Rears Its Head' or 'While It's Entirely Possible That The Truth Will Set You Free, Lies Will...
Filled with profoundly unlikeable characters (but admittedly fine performances), and driven by a thin storyline, Margot at The Wedding ultimately ends up being an unlikeable film.