Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 


 
LATEST
 

 
Drama
 
 

Like Someone In Love

Critics love Abbas Kiarostami.  The Iranian director doesn’t have a Rotten Tomato rating below 71%, a feat few Hollywood legends are able to boast. His newest film, Like Someone in Love, has all the hallmarks of a Kiarostami cl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stuck in Love

Josh Boone’s directorial debut about a family of writers damaged by the consequence of love is obviously no light affair. The opening monologue, delivered deadpan by a seemingly uncaring Lily Collins (spoiler, she cares really)...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Behind The Candelabra

Though relatively forgotten outside the U.S. until recently, Liberace was once known as Mr. Showmanship.  At one point he was the highest-earning performer in America, an incredibly talented and versatile performer with sell-ou...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Iceman

The killer is huge, 6’4 1/2″, 300 pounds of hard muscle running to fat.  Dark, almost black, eyes stare implacably at you from under heavy, sleepy lids.  There’s no mercy, no feeling in those eyes; he’s a black hole...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby has become a truly legendary title, a potent critique of the “Roaring Twenties” with a fascinating figure as its central character.  There have been several adaptat...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upstream Color

Sundance London Review  Imagine for a moment gentle reader that you’re on holiday.  You’re on holiday in Switzerland.  You’re having a rare old time; it’s a veritable non-stop orgy of yodelling, fondue and Toblerones. Then, dee...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deadfall

Thanksgiving is one of America’s gifts to the movie world and Deadfall, a violent thriller from a promising Austrian director, joins a litany of movies (as diverse as Grumpy Old Men, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Hannah...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Hijacking

How much can a man take before he breaks? That’s the question posed and answered – in some style – by A Hijacking, a big screen offering from one of Denmark’s small-screen maestros. Partly set on a tramp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mud

Time again for the gems hiding behind the goldmines during blockbuster season and May begins with entrancing promise. Two years after the stylistically gorgeous but substantially vapid Take Shelter, writer/director Jeff Nichols...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gimme The Loot

Enjoying a warm reception at Sundance and SXSW alike, Adam Leon makes his feature debut with this affectionate tale of youth which spans two days in the sweltering heat of the Bronx. A New Yorker himself, Leon uses his knowledg...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Man Down

Slick crime boss Alphonse (Terrence Howard) isn’t having the best of days.  Someone is playing mind games with him, sending him cryptic threats, and now his most trusted men are turning up dead.  During a violent shoot-out with...
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Test

Scorsese soars back to the very top of the directorial pile with his latest juggernaut, The Wolf of Wall Street. Leo DiCaprio delivers a career-topping performance as he audaciously brings to life Jordan Belfort in this debauch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Margaret

Margaret finished shooting in 2005. And, just six years of re-edits, studio-disputes and ugly legal battles later, it exploded into movie theatres up and down the UK. Well, actually, it exploded into just one cinema, in London,...