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news August 27, 2016
Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’
Director Ben Wheatley is too faithful to J. G. Ballard’s simplistic prose in High-Rise, missing the opportunity to refine its class politics for the present day.
news June 04, 2016
Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’
Queen of the Desert plays it safe and fails the story of Gertrude Bell, the pioneering woman who guided the British during the emergence of the modern Middle East.
news July 23, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig Ghostbusters falls into same traps as original
The reboot of Ghostbusters stifles a group of fine comic actresses with an unadventurous script.
news May 14, 2016
Fear and compromise in ‘Bastille Day’
In trying to be everything to everyone, the emasculated thriller Bastille Day typifies the fearful filmmaking of our time.
news April 09, 2016
Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’
As a maker of documentaries, Michael Moore has already formed an opinion, ruining any chance for insight.
news March 05, 2016
Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’
Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.
news January 23, 2016
Mother nature in ‘Carol’ and ‘Room’
After Carol’s tender yet suffocating tale of sexual repression, comes Lenny Abrahamson’s emotionally dishonest Room.
news December 05, 2015
Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’
A documentary examining Indonesia’s anti-communist purges in the mid-'60s highlights the repression of the nation’s history and its lasting effects.
news October 24, 2015
Colin Farrell and Léa Seydoux in Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Lobster’
Yorgos Lanthimos’s surrealist film The Lobster, punctures cherished myths about love and marriage in an absurdist alternative universe.
news September 26, 2015
Michael Fassbender in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth
Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth falls short in exploring the true depths of ‘black and deep desires’.
news August 01, 2015
Nouveau western ‘Far From Men’ hits close to home
Viggo Mortensen crosses the desert mountains with an Arab prisoner in 'Far From Men', set during Algeria’s war of independence.
news June 27, 2015
Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd misses mark
The splendid cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation Far from the Madding Crowd can’t make up for the director ironing out the nuance.