Odd set-up gives birth to solid scares.
There are lots of shocks but no real surprises in Andres Muschietti’s Mama, a grimy, unpleasant Canadian-Spanish co-production from the stable of Guillermo del Toro. Based on a slick, atmospheric 2008 short that wowed festival crowds, the padding...
'An enduring masterpiece.'
Disregard the firestorm of criticism that’s been unleashed in the US against the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty: this is a powerful, thrilling and compelling chronicle of the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden....
Boozy prohibition tale bogged down by leaden script.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:"There’s too much rust in the pipes, maybe"¦ or lead."So observes the gifted moonshine manufacturer in John Hillcoat’s Lawless, when he samples a new ginger-stained batch, and finds the alchemy lacking.
A touching examination of life's Big questions.
CANNES: Life/death, grace/nature, micro/macro... such are the contradictions at work in both the content and overall cohesion of Terrence Malick’s masterful/ramshackle new film. An experiential exercise in deterministic chaos, The Tree Of Life f...
Shakespeare adaptation successfully modernises the play.
The modern day setting that actor Ralph Fiennes has instigated for his directorial debut, an adaptation of the William Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus, is no artistic conceit or minor distraction. Shooting in and around the still battered Serbian...