Review: The Rover (2014)

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Guy Pearce proves his chops once more in The Rover, David Michôd’s effectively dressed, yet ultimately prosaic post-apocalyptic revenge thriller. In the rough outback, Eric (Pearce), a ruthless loner, undertakes a chase across the outback when two thugs steal his car, crossing paths with one of the thieves’ brothers (Robert Pattinson) in the process. Continue reading “Review: The Rover (2014)”

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Review: Cosmopolis (2012)

Upon waking up one morning, Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a 29-year-old businessman, decides he needs a haircut. Riding in his white limousine through the streets and suburbs of New York City, Eric comes into contact with all manner of commodities, not least his own innately fractured mind, leading to contemplation, suspense and destruction.

Adapted by writer and director David Cronenberg from Don DeLillo’s divisive novel, Cosmopolis is an introspective, effusive affair about Eric’s own wavering Continue reading “Review: Cosmopolis (2012)”

U.K. Trailer For Cosmopolis

A Dangerous Method, despite its solid cast – Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen – and controversial subject material, failed to entice audiences in the way most David Cronenberg films usually do.

It’s a relief, then, that his latest film, the mysteriously titled Cosmopolis, seems to pack everything in – from extreme violence to obscure surrealism – that one Continue reading “U.K. Trailer For Cosmopolis”

Cosmopolis Poised For June 15 Release In The U.K.

Cosmopolis has been scheduled for a U.K. release on June 15, Launching Films has revealed.

The film, written and directed by iconic cult filmmaker David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), is based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name and stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Continue reading “Cosmopolis Poised For June 15 Release In The U.K.”

Review: Bel Ami (2012)

Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson) is a peasant. Finding himself in Paris, he’s taken under the wing of old friend Charles Forestier (Philip Glenister), who lands him employment as a political writer and introduces him to three high society ladies: his wife Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman), Virginie Walters (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Clotilde De Marelle (Christina Ricci). Through means of seduction, betrayal and deception, Georges slowly rises from poverty to wealth, but it all comes at a price.

The concept of one man’s elevation to wealth and power through any means necessary is a fascinating one, and, perhaps with a screenwriter more attuned Continue reading “Review: Bel Ami (2012)”

8th Annual Glasgow Film Festival Programme Announced

The official programme for the 8th annual Glasgow Film Festival was announced earlier today, featuring a total of 239 films and special events.

Not only does the programme include more European and UK premieres than ever, but it also represents the fact that Glasgow Film Festival is fast becoming a staple in the UK festival calendar – one that showcases “the very best of world cinema without any prejudice or snobbery.”

Lynn Shelton’s emotionally twisted tale Continue reading “8th Annual Glasgow Film Festival Programme Announced”