Review: Le Mans ’66

Director: James Mangold Stars: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Noah Jupe Having made it through his Wolverine obsession with Logan and, err, The Wolverine, James Mangold emerges out the other side, returning to the Ron Howard-aping middle ground of modern Hollywood's journeymen for what is actually - clearly - another passion project. Le Mans '66 (or Ford V Ferrari … Continue reading Review: Le Mans ’66

Review: Lady Bird

Director: Greta Gerwig Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts I've been thinking a lot about homogenised culture and Donnie Darko. Indulge me. I'm 34. When Donnie Darko came out - around the close of 2001, start of 2002 - its 1987 setting felt quirky and nostalgic. The fashions, the mindsets, the music. Maybe because I was … Continue reading Review: Lady Bird

Review: Christine

Director: Antonio Campos Stars: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, J. Smith-Cameron Antonio Campos' film is the second to appear in the past year devoted to the story of Sarasota television news reporter Christine Chubbuck who committed suicide live on television in 1974. She shot herself in the head live "in living colour". The other film, … Continue reading Review: Christine

Review: Wiener-Dog

Director: Todd Solondz Stars: Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito Wiener-Dog is the latest film from Todd Solondz. It finds the writer/director on fine form, pedaling more of his homespun all-American nihilism in which depraved hilarity and gut-punch sadness collide. That might not sound like the best night out but, depending on your sense of humour … Continue reading Review: Wiener-Dog

Review: August: Osage County

August: Osage County is a film with one hell of a pedigree. Based on the Pulitzer-winning play by Tracy Letts (and adapted for the screen by Letts), produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, with attention-grabbing turns from the likes of (deep breath now) Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict … Continue reading Review: August: Osage County