Film Reviews

Film Review: Carlos

Film Review: Carlos

The makers of ‘Carlos’ are honest enough to admit a slight problem with their biopic of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, AKA ‘Carlos the Jackal.’ Even with extensive research there are still a number of grey areas in the life of this notorious terrorist, aspirant revolutionary and unlikely celebrity. So many, in fact, that we are asked […]

Film Review: A Town Called Panic

Film Review: A Town Called Panic

Some people have the wrong idea about Belgium. They consider it a country which is lovely to look at but otherwise very dull. As evidence they cite how hard it is to name any famous Belgians beyond the fictitious detectives Hercule Poirot and Tintin. Maybe these ‘Belgiphobes’ should be rounded up and taken to see […]

Film Review: Made In Dagenham

Film Review: Made In Dagenham

Made in Dagenham is a heartfelt, inspiring account of a group of female factory workers’ efforts to achieve equal pay rights. Director Nigel Coles’ dramatisation of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists’ strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, provides both laugh-out-loud and punch the air moments in equal measure. The film introduces an amiable array […]

Film Review: Frozen

Film Review: Frozen

If you saw ‘Jaws’ and never wanted to swim in the ocean again, or were put off camping in the woods by ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ then ‘Frozen’ will have you adding skiing to your ‘never to do’ list. The appeal of life on the slopes has always eluded me and this chilly horror yarn […]

Film Review: Metropolis

Film Review: Metropolis

‘Metropolis’ is the ripe old age of eighty-three and, therefore, hardly qualifies as a new release. Yet wait, for this is a version of the film which you are guaranteed never to have seen before, unless you happened to have caught the sci-fi classic on its initial German release in 1927. After that, both UFA, […]

Film Review: The Last Exorcism

Film Review: The Last Exorcism

‘The Last Exorcism’ is set in America’s Bible Belt, where the existence of demons and devils seems as likely an idea as that of the Good Lord himself.  Showboating preacher Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) does not believe in satanic forces but he understands that many among his flock need a supernatural scapegoat for their daily […]