Retailed as a female-centric comedy in the vein of Bridesmaids, Bachelorette is in fact much darker: a deliciously acerbic and wickedly funny debut from skilled writer and director Leslye Headland, who found previous success as a playwright before transferring over to film. Arguably more in line with Mean Girls’ cattiness than the mainstream humour of Paul Feig’s aforementioned hit, Headland’s film is wilder, looser, franker, with a more free-wheeling tone – and it’s all the better for it. Continue reading “Review: Bachelorette (2012)”
Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, known for depicting the lifestyles of the rich and famous through films such as Lost In Translation and Somewhere, uses her new feature The Bling Ring to tap into the obsession modern day teens have with celebrity culture. Potent in its candid and uncomfortable subject-matter (the script is based on real life events as recorded in Nancy Jo Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins), the film finds itself being necessary despite its issues. Continue reading “Review: The Bling Ring (2013)”
Lionsgate, via the Film Distributors Association release schedule, have revealed that On The Road will hit U.K. cinemas on September 21, and unveiled a new poster to coincide with the announcement. A co-production between American Zoetrope, MK2 and Film4, On The Road is poised to become one of the biggest independent films of 2012.
Helmed by Walter Salles, the director of The Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s famous road novel of the same name. Featuring Continue reading “Lionsgate Schedule U.K. Release, Unveil New Poster And Trailer For On The Road”
Lars Von Trier is the type of director who’s not scared of polarising audiences. Not content with making straightforward films, he’s instead built up a career by following the more controversial route, exploring topics that are puzzling, difficult, or both – not concerning himself with the dozens of cinemagoers he may be excluding in the process. Melancholia, the Danish auteur’s latest oeuvre epitomises his beliefs and cinematic style in a completely dazzling, meditative fashion: one certain to split audiences right down the middle.
Opening with a visually beguiling yet skin-crawlingly ominous prelude that depicts the moment just before the planet Melancholia swallows up our very Continue reading “Review: Melancholia (2011)”
Director: Lars Von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland and Charlotte Rampling