Horns – Review

2014 is a damned fine year for Daniel Radcliffe, and Horns a damned fine outing (“witty” emphasis on "damned"). Initially playing as a cross between The Invention of Lying and Bill’s New Frock, as...

Electricity – LFF Review

Bryn Higgins’ aesthetically challenging representation of disability brings with it the constant physical and emotional toll of struggling to maintain a passable level of control through everyday...

Hungry Hearts – LFF Review

Is it possible to love not too little but too well? This is the question posed by Saverio Costanzo’s incisive and inquisitive script that follows the battle of wills as Jude (Driver) and Mina (Rohrwacher)...

Madame Bovary – LFF Review

Madame Bovary is an eye-catching film which bypasses the novel’s dedication to realism instead revelling in contradictory but no less crucial romanticism. Andrij Parekj’s entrancing cinematography exudes...

The Giver – Review

Based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel, The Giver begins promisingly before sinking into the depths of mediocrity. The film is further spoiled by bad timing as it awkwardly follows the recent raft of newer teen...

Life of Crime – Review

Life of Crime is fine. Characters are played gamely; costumes are pleasingly authentic; the story... proceeds. Really, this isn’t one for superlative adjectives. Fleetingly snappy - the minimum...

Mr. Morgan’s Last Love – Review

Last Love begins with Michael Caine attempting an American accent and wandering the streets of a rose-tinted Paris, in mourning. Having fallen in with Poésy, herself nursing issues - “I like your beard,...