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Korean director Park Chan-Wook, the warped mind responsible for the dangerously lurid Oldboy (currently being remade by Spike Lee), makes his English-language debut with Gothic thriller Stoker. He’s toned down the violence and perversity of his Korean output, but not … Continue reading
Albert Nobbs. It’s a dull, ordinary name with just a hint of the risible; and you could easily apply the same terms to the name’s bearer: a shy, unassuming hotel waiter in late-19th-century Dublin. Yet, unimagined by the hotel’s clientele … Continue reading
DVD review | Jane Eyre – Wasikowska is a strange and unusally good Jane to Fassbender’s brooding Rochester
Charlotte Brontë’s Eng Lit classic may have been adapted over a dozen times before for the big and small screen, but here an Australian actress, a German-Irish leading man and an American director bring a fresh, outsider’s eye to the … Continue reading
Film review | Jane Eyre – Solid Eyre: Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender star in superb Brontë adaptation
Charlotte Brontë’s Eng Lit classic Jane Eyre gets another cinematic outing with an American director (Cary Fukunaga) at the helm, an Australian actress (Mia Wasikowska) as the heroine and a German-Irish leading man (Michael Fassbender). All do an excellent job, … Continue reading
Lisa Cholodenko’s sharp, witty and thought-provoking comedy drama The Kids Are All Right gives a very modern twist to a stock situation – the sexy outsider who gets involved in the lives of a long-term married couple. The twist is … Continue reading
A happily married couple’s relationship comes under threat from a sexy interloper. You’ve seen this film before, haven’t you? The set-up has been a mainstay of the erotic thriller genre from Fatal Attraction to last year’s Obsessed. Refreshingly, the thought-provoking … Continue reading
Tim Burton’s 3D adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland doesn’t really lose much when seen at home in 2D. The film’s hallucinatory visuals look just as good and the quirky characters are equally striking. On the downside, the plot … Continue reading
You’d think Tim and Alice would be the perfect match. Tim Burton, master of the weird and off-kilter, and Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s dream-like and surreal Victorian masterpiece: an ideal combination, surely? Yet Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, though dazzling … Continue reading