Epic biopic resonates with timely relevance.
A period film always looks at the past through the filtering window of the present. This happens with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in small ways. Consider the way in which Lincoln’s youngest son regards glass plate photographs, the way a modern...
A lavish insight into the creative process.
'(But) before I started making 8½, something happened to me which I always feared could happen, and when it did, it was more terrible than I could ever have imagined. I suffered my greatest fear, director’s block." – Federico FelliniNot many...
Paul Thomas Anderson has outdone himself.
Oil and religion? Profiteers and prophets? It’s no wonder that There Will Be Blood feels relevant to modern America, while also having the terrible resonance of a Biblical parable. Even better, this modernised Cain and Abel story has been made by...
Although the boxing scenes are lengthy at times, the film is still a provocative piece of cinema.
In The Boxer, Danny Flynn, Daniel Day-Lewis, is a former supporter of the IRA who`s been in a Belfast prison for 14 years. Now finally released and eager to start a new life, he finds himself ostracised by his former comrades. As a kid he wanted...