Review: World War Z

Director: Marc Forster Stars: Brad Pitt, Peter Capaldi, Daniella Kertesz Expectations and assumptions. They can make or break a film. World War Z, based on the popular novel by Max Brooks, has been rolled out as a zombie movie. Now, there are several expectations and assumptions one makes when approaching a zombie movie; scares, gore …

Review: Before Midnight

Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick There's something extremely satisfying about watching Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) growing older together. From the full-blown romantic flush of their first meeting in 1995's Before Sunrise, through the more pragmatic (but beautifully balanced) 2004 reunion Before Sunset, and now with Before Midnight, their lives reflect …

Review: The Iceman

Director: Ariel Vromen Stars: David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder There are names you can depend on. Michael Shannon's is such a name. For years now he has been raising the quality of whatever he's in. His - sigh - 'unconventional' looks have generally sidelined him to parts two or three rungs down the ladder, …

Review: Populaire

Director: Régis Roinsard Stars: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo Below is a list of words that appeared when feeding the word 'charm' into an online thesaurus in preparation for this review: Allure, agreeableness, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, beauty, beguile, bewitchery, captivate, charisma, chemistry, delightfulness, desirability, enchantment, enrapture, ensorcell, glamour, grace, inveigle, magic, magnetism, please, sorcery, …