Ender’s Game – Review

In the wake of Will, Matt and Tom’s duds, it falls to Asa “boy in the Tron spacejamas” Butterfield to deliver 2013’s decent sci-fi flick. Well, damn. Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott...

Milius – Review

Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola and other living legends lend amusing anecdotes on this controversial figure and his self-constructed mythos. Sadly, a stroke has left Milius with a severe speech impediment, so...

Philomena – Review

From Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, Philomena is a funny yet thought-provoking film. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give strong performances as Lee and Sixsmith, but the true star is ultimately the...

Labor Day – LFF Review

Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, Labor Day is a moving drama from Jason Reitman. Told as an extended flashback, the film is a mixture of coming-of-age drama and mature romance. Darker and more...

Captain Phillips – Review

Based on the true story of Richard Phillips’ struggle against four Somali pirates who hijack his cargo ship, Paul Greengrass’ latest is a tense and unrelenting thriller. Shot using the vérité techniques...

Enough Said – Review

James Gandolfini’s final bow is an impeccably performed, hugely likeable, entirely naturalistic romantic comedy for grown-ups. Avoiding the usual pitfalls and pratfalls of the genre, Holofcener’s...

Mystery Road – LFF Review

Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen writes, directs, photographs, scores, and edits his latest film, Mystery Road, revealing him to be a jack of all trades and master of… some. Clearly inspired by Westerns,...

Blue Jasmine – Review

In Woody Allen's latest cityscape, a listless San Francisco plays host to the ghosts of New York. What is perhaps most impressive about Blue Jasmine is its seamless integration of psyche and structure....

Gravity – LFF Review

"I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw." - Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, describing his views from the...

All Is Lost – LFF Review

Apart from Our Man's opening monologue, the only words of dialogue are the occasional groan of discomfort and an elongated 'Fuuuuuuck'. Redford's actions and expressions must carry the film. The 76-year-old...

Kill Your Darlings – LFF Review

To make a debut feature about the birth of beat poetry in America is a bold and risky move. Krokidas scores surprisingly well by looking at the movement not through typewriters and papers but through people...

The Armstrong Lie – LFF Review

The two universal questions surrounding the Lance Armstrong saga are: How did it go on for so long, and why did he do it? Packed with frank admissions from nearly all parties involved, the film thrives when...
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – Review

Finally! Norwich Alan Partridge gets the big-screen treatment the world has demanded. While Alan has changed – his hair longer, his waistline larger, his expressions less subtle – Coogan still inhabits...