Bleak satire falls short of predecessor.
Melbourne International Film Festival: If you’re even remotely familiar with his work, then you won’t be surprised to know that the title of Todd Solondz’s latest bleakly comic moral debate – Life During Wartime – is a jibe. The idea that a war,...
A richly-textured open range odyssey.
ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff is a slowburn, minimalist representation of the great spirit of blind hope and adventure that lead the frontier men and women into America’s brutal heartland.
With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge" from Wessex to the pioneer trail of 1869 California.
The revamping of classic literature is becoming an increasing trend. Rarely though, does a director alter the story whilst retaining its original era. With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge"...
On the whole this film feels a bit dated.
Set in 1930s London, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is based on Winifred Watson’s novel of the same name. Academy award winner Frances McDormand and rising star Amy Adams star as two women whose paths cross by chance.When Miss Pettigrew finds...
A devastating change of pace from one of Britain's most interesting filmmakers.
Nadia (Gina McKee) is a waitress who can't find a man, she connects disappointingly through personal ads. Her sister Debbie (Shirley Henderson) is the single mother of Jack (Peter Marfleet) who, this particular weekend is spending time with his...