Hills heist film plays it straight.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Sympathetic portraits of the idly rich don’t curry much favour outside of that limited social group, and no one knows that better than Sofia Coppola. (Or perhaps Mitt Romney). Coppola observes the sticky-fingered waifs in th...
First love, deeply felt.
Bittersweet in the extreme, Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of his own young adult novel is a rare thing—a coming-of-age film that captures, with wounding accuracy, the balance of beauty and sadness that characterises one’s teenage years. The...
An artful imitation of life.
CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL: What is fame? Well, one reads the title of this film and even without a tell-tale illustration, chances are one needn't ask "Uh, which Marilyn might that be?"Norma Jean Baker – aka Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) – was...
A triumphant, spell-binding finale for the Hogwarts wizards.
And so it ends, with arguably the most thrilling, spectacular, emotionally intense and vividly realised instalment of the record-breaking franchise.Fully vindicating the producers’ decision to end the series with a double-header, Harry Potter and...
An expansive, dark start to the long goodbye for the Hogwarts wizards.
The most pressing questions raised by the seventh edition of the most successful film franchise of all time can be summarized thus: Was Warner Bros.’ decision to film J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter novel as a two-parter a cynical plan to...