Clichéd class struggle has contemporary relevance.
Amid a US summer of moronic spectacle (Kick-Ass 2), empty gestures (Oblivion) and unrequited franchise opportunities (The Lone Ranger? seriously?), I was rather looking forward to Elysium—the sophomore film from South African director Neill...
An increasing number of female actors are calling the shots from the director's chair.
While female directors directed just 7% of the top-grossing 250 films released in the US in 2010, the actress-director category is on a roll. For proof, take a look at the burgeoning careers of hyphenates such as Jodie Foster (pictured), D...
Jodie Foster’s latest effort as director could help rehabilitate Mel Gibson’s flagging career.
Ever since Mel Gibson's alcohol-fuelled rant against Jews when he was arrested in 2006, the actor has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, most recently for his tirade against his ex-girlfriend. Now the wheel may be turning as ...
Polanski's play adaptation uses words as weapons.
In the first scene of Roman Polanski’s acerbic black comedy, based on Yasmina Reza’s Broadway hit God of Carnage, there’s a long wide deep shot of a small group of kids mucking about in Brooklyn Bridge Park. They’re rugged up for the cold weather...