By Jamie Gildea
Martha Marcy May Marlene focuses on a girl who escapes from a cult commune in upstate New York after two years of sexual abuse, isolation and servitude to her captors. The film follows the thoughts of Martha, as she tries to readjust to normal life after living an existence that is simply unimaginable to the outside world. Continue reading
By Darryl Griffiths
Bringing a contemporary feel to a work of Shakespeare is arguably a daunting and quite audacious prospect for anyone, especially with the purists ever-ready to sharpen their tongues. But reinterpreting a play that is one of the least performed and recognisable on a wide scale, you have to wonder.. what was Ralph Fiennes thinking when agreeing to such a gig??
By Jeff Galasso
Ever wonder what Sam and Frodo’s relationship in The Lord of the Rings would be like if Frodo had been a horse? Steven Spielberg must have and War Horse is his answer. It is also his entry into the 2011 Academy Awards race; a move that can be charitably described as “misguided”. Continue reading
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By Maryann O’Connor
After watching Melancholia I stepped out into the sunlight, blinking, feeling bereft. All I knew for sure was that I needed chocolate. Continue reading
By Lucia Hodgson
The ‘family’ genre is often one of nonconformity, a colourful mix where pretty much anything goes so long as it’s safe viewing for wee-uns. Silly concepts also tend to work in kid’s flicks – silly concepts like body swapping. Ticket sales for tween faves 17 Again and Freaky Friday are testament to the fact that a dubious product can work in the correct market. Continue reading
By Phil Harman
Outside the Law (2010) is a deeply moving story about three brothers who are ousted from their land in Algeria under French rule. The brothers later endure further tragedy at the hands of the French when they are present at a protest which ends in bloody terror as the French butcher the protestors; the brothers watch on helplessly as their sisters and their father are murdered in the fray. Continue reading