Review: Fathers & Daughters (2015)

Fathers and Daughters

Sentimentality oozes from every pore of Fathers & Daughters, Gabriele Muccino’s split timeline drama that has all the tell-tale signs of a soap opera. Award-winning novelist Jake Davis (Russell Crowe) is left to care for his daughter, Katie (Kylie Rogers), after his wife dies in a car accident, while years later Katie, now in her twenties and played by Amanda Seyfried, wrestles with her past. Continue reading “Review: Fathers & Daughters (2015)”

Review: Noah (2014)

Noah

Long in development, Darren Aronofsky’s version of Noah, a biblical story that’s a staple of many religions, takes many liberties with its source material (angels are rock monsters dubbed The Watchers and God is referred to only as The Creator), yet delivers something that’s not only epic in scale, but powerful and valid too. Foretold that the world will soon be destroyed through dreams and visions, Noah (Russell Crowe) builds an ark to protect all that creeps, crawls and slithers, as well as his family Continue reading “Review: Noah (2014)”

Review: Broken City (2013)

Broken City

Corruption-based political thriller Broken City hails from director Allen Hughes – one half of the directorial team behind The Book Of Eli and From Hell – and screenwriter Brian Tucker and offers a murky and coarse, yet deeply scatterbrained and prosaic insight into the underbelly of untrustworthy figures in New York City, complete with all the typical neo-noir tropes, including heavy doses of sex, murder, adultery and deception. Continue reading “Review: Broken City (2013)”

Review: Les Misérables (2012)

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo’s decades-spanning novel Les Misérables has been the subject of countless adaptations since its initial publication in 1862, the latest of which hails from The King’s Speech director, Tom Hooper. He has stripped the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption through revolution-era France down to its core and captured the fraught emotion and difficult subject matter – poverty, prostitution, crime and corruption – through powerful, live on-set Continue reading “Review: Les Misérables (2012)”

Jessica Brown Findlay Lands Lead Role In Winter’s Tale

Jessica Brown Findlay has sought off competition to land the lead role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Winter’s Tale, a forthcoming adaptation of Mark Helprin’s acclaimed 1983 novel of the same name, Deadline is reporting.

Best known as Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, Brown Findlay also starred in last year’s coming-of-age drama Albatross, where she appeared as the feisty Emelia opposite Sebastian Koch, Felicity Jones and Julia Ormond, and is set to star in Shoplifters Of The World, a film about the demise of iconic British band The Continue reading “Jessica Brown Findlay Lands Lead Role In Winter’s Tale”