Brit underdog gets Hollywood makeover.
This movie is a British yarn but it’s Hollywood boilerplate. That’s not to say that it’s 'Americanised’. Well, not exactly, though that depends on what one takes as 'American’. I’m certain that the culturally sensitive may well pick up on the odd...
TV cult character stays true to himself.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is mad fun. The gags come thick, fast and tasteless, and the humour is dark, sharp, satirical and very, very silly. The plot—about a hostage siege in a tiny regional radio station in North Norfolk—induces cringes of...
Story only skin deep in sexual soap opera.
1890s Paris feels a lot like 1980s Dallas in Bel Ami, a bodice ripper that yearns to be taken seriously. But just like the reputation of its leading man Robert Pattinson, it never quite convinces. First-time directors Declan Donnellan and Nick...