Melodramatic biopic redeemed by soundtrack,
In 1980, Ian Curtis lead singer of rock band Joy Division committed suicide at the ripe old age of 23. The cult status built up around this young Manchurian musician is astounding. Control is a biopic detailing Curtis’s life from his late teens...
A pre-Occupy preoccupation with excess.
Cosmopolis, based on Don Delilo’s book of the same name, is a postmodern post mortem of aloof e-billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) as he stares vacantly into the void from the backseat of his hermetically sealed limousine....
Superb performances in honest account of army procedure.
Melbourne International Film Festival: In Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, the story of two U.S. Army soldiers assigned to notify the next of kin of a death in action, Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster both have receding hairlines that have been buzz...