Film: The Paperboy

Film: The Paperboy

    The Paperboy, by American author Pete Dexter, has been adapted for film by the author and director Lee Daniels.  Based on a true story of an unpopular murdered sheriff in the steamy bayous of Florida in the 1960s, it opened to a mixed reception at the...
Murder Whodunnit: West Memphis Three

Murder Whodunnit: West Memphis Three

  This gripping film is about what appears to be a gross injustice in a deeply flawed trial of three teenagers who have become known as “The West Memphis Three”. When three little boys aged eight were brutally murdered in 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the...
Film – Wooden Woody Work?

Film – Wooden Woody Work?

      Film: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger This 2010 film, written and directed by Woody Allen, is a variation on themes that have well and truly been covered in his previous films. It was amusing and insightful many years ago – but how many...
Film: The Master

Film: The Master

    This film stars two actors at the pinnacle of their careers. Philip Seymour Hopkins and Joachim Phoenix inhabit their parts as Lancaster Dodd, an intellectual and charismatic charlatan, and Freddie Quell, an alcoholic World War Two veteran. They are...
Film: Holy Motors

Film: Holy Motors

  The plot of this movie defies explanation. It is at once weird and wonderful, mad, bizarre, disgusting and unpredictable. It is designed to shock, and involves the audience with its conceptual boldness and challenging ideas. The director/writer Loes Carax says...
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