Drug drama loses the plot.
Side Effects presumes to be a movie about the ethical minefield that is America’s pharmaceutical industry. Its focus on a new doctor’s trial-and-error treatments for a young depressive exposes the degree of guesswork that goes into mental health...
Passion overwhelmed by heavily stylised theatrics.
'All the world's a stage" begins a monologue in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, an aphorism that’s taken to extreme lengths by director Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard in Anna Karenina, their iteration of Leo Tolstoy’s classic...
Scorsese beautifully captures Howard Hughes' achievements.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Howard Hughes in the most public period of his life. Inheriting his father's fortune, Hughes embarks on an independent film career, staging the most adventurous aviation picture of the time, Hells Angels. Hughes was also a...
In casting news this week, a hip-hop legendtakes on a warrior tale, Gerard Depardieu shows no signs of slowing down and WesAnderson readies a new film before his latest even opens here.
RZA reunites with Rusty We've all learnt over the years to be wary of films starring rappers, but what about one co-written, directed and starring a hip-hop luminary? Rapper-producer RZA (pronounced riz-a) is one of the genre's giants, h...
Guy Ritchie’s re-interpretation of the iconic sleuth cheerfully disregards history and well may spark a new franchise.
* * * * (4 STARS): Sherlock Holmes as a dishevelled, karate-chopping, kick-ass action hero and manic depressive? Devotees of the iconic detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may well blanch at the idea, and Basil Rathbone, who played the...