Review: Green Book

Director: Peter Farrelly Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini Ever get the feeling Peter Farrelly saw Adam McKay shift gears from bawdy comedy to prestige drama and thought, "hey, I can do that"? This certainly seems like a credible scenario given the arrival of Green Book. The former creative talent behind There's Something About … Continue reading Review: Green Book

Review: Jauja

How is a man undone by his own will when determined to dominate or control either other beings or the Earth itself? This seems to be one of the (many) significant questions at the heart of Jauja (pronounced 'How-Ha'), the latest film from minimalist auteur Lisandro Alonso. Set, one assumes (you can never be too … Continue reading Review: Jauja

Review: On The Road

I read Jack Kerouac’s On The Road around five years ago, mostly whilst sat on a kick stool manning the counter at a dead-end job in an off-licence, pouring through the pages of novels in the long gaps between customers. Reading it, those dreary walls were peeled away, and limitless horizons replaced them. Never one … Continue reading Review: On The Road

Review: A Dangerous Method

***originally written 24 February 2012*** David Cronenberg is one of my favourite directors still working today, so of course I had A Dangerous Method on my radar. His latest film breaks a silence that has lasted for almost five years, the longest sabbatical in a career that has, for the most part, seen the director … Continue reading Review: A Dangerous Method

Review: The Road

***originally written 11 January 2010*** Film adaptations of literary fiction are a tricky thing to do right. How do you condense a novel, with all of it's subtle nuances, into two hours of mass-consumable entertainment? Especially something like The Road, a book which already has quite a following, a word-of-mouth success that introduced many - … Continue reading Review: The Road