What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012

Earlier this week, DCA revealed their February/March programme and it’s another packed month at your local independent cinema.

Notable highlights include from this month’s programme include: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which looks into the turbulent relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (Feb 24 – Mar 1); Oren Moverman’s Rampart, about a renegade cop battling for his own survival (Mar 2 – Mar 8); and Trishna, Michael Winterbottom’s modern-day take on Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of Continue reading “What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012”

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Review: Young Adult (2011)

In recent years, American comedies have lost their way. Instead of eliciting engaging, prickly characters that resonate, Hollywood has become stuck in a rut, churning out bland, tedious and sex-obsessed comedies that offer little or no substance (think Bad Teacher and The Hangover Part II). Diablo Cody, in her third feature as screenwriter, subverts this new-fangled tradition with Young Adult, a film that ventures deep into the relatable shadow of human behaviour to pitch-perfect avail.

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), an egotistical and reprehensible ghost writer of an ever-diminishing young adult series, has hit a road block in her life. Disillusioned Continue reading “Review: Young Adult (2011)”

Cinema Profile: Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

Dundee Contemporary Arts, DCA for short, is Dundee’s leading multi-purpose arts venue. Located in the heart of the city, avoiding competition from the two multiplexes (Cineworld and Odeon) set up at either end of the city’s Kingsway bypass, DCA comprises of an exhibition gallery, print studio, restaurant and relaxing cafe/bar area. What makes DCA so special, though, is its two-screen cinema.

Dedicated to showcasing a mix of films, from old to new and blockbusters to independent features, DCA do what they do with passion, determination and a Continue reading “Cinema Profile: Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)”

Golden Globes 2012: Winners

At a glitzy awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, the winners of the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced, with The Descendants, The Artist and Martin Scorsese winning the night’s top prizes.

In terms of acting, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin and Michelle Williams walked away winners for their performances in The Descendants, The Iron Lady, The Artist and My Week With Marilyn, respectively.

The full list of winners: Continue reading “Golden Globes 2012: Winners”

US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011

1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $40M

2. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $23.5M

3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $13M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011”