Director David Mackenzie may not be a household name but the English filmmaker has been quiety turning out some truly impressive features in recent years, including Starred Up and the criminally underrated sci-fi romance Perfect Sense.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
Adapted from a series of comics, ‘R.I.P.D.’ (an acronym for Rest In Peace Department) is an otherworldly action adventure in a similar vein to ‘Men In Black’, which pairs a grizzled veteran and a gung-ho newcomer in a hunt for earthbound monsters.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
THESE were supposed to be the younger, hipper Academy Awards, the ones that shook up the ceremony’s conventions with popular, great-looking masters of ceremonies in actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who were unlike the middle-aged comedians and TV talk-show hosts of years past.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
It’s not often a remake of a much loved film betters the original but here the Coens have not only bettered the John Wayne yarn of 1969 – for which he won his Academy Award (without in truth deserving it) – but shown it for what it really was: hardly a classic but a decent journeyman Western.
Tue, 15 Feb, 2011