The second part of an eight-hour saga based on a 310-page book (an adaptation averaging more than a minute per page), Desolation of Smaug manages to find its rhythm where An Unexpected Journey just about stuttered into life. In cinemas 13 December 2013.
In cinemas 06 December 2013
It is a film worth the watch but don’t be disappointed when you discover it is a shallow albeit enjoyable watch. In Irish cinemas 29 November 2013.
It’s a piece of journalism first, a documentary film second in that Pilger’s talents lie in assembling facts rather than in presenting them creatively or affectingly, and so we are left at times wondering just how true some of what is expressed in the film actually is. This is a result of Pilger’s going Michael Moore with his film when he should have gone Marcel Ophüls.
Too much reversion to cliché kills this film before there is any real life breathed into it.
This year’s adaptation of the 18th century book is the second to come along, as French director Jacques Rivette brought it to screen in 1966, causing quite a stir among the public due to its explicit questioning of authority in terms of both Church and State.
Stories of boyhood in the working classes pop up in British narratives a few times every generation and what’s always remarkable is how little changes from decade to decade in the lives of…
WikiLeaks is an infamous online organisation set up to disseminate the news others want to keep secret. Consequently, a film based on it was never going to satisfy everyone.
A release from the archives of the British Film Institute, The Epic of Everest is a contemporary documentary of an expedition taken in 1924 to the top of the planet’s highest mountain, a…
Le Week-End’s view of romantic love in the long term could be considered bleak or pessimistic, but you are largely convinced of the relationship at the film’s heart and for that it may be worth indulging your curiosity. In cinemas 10 October 2013.