Weighing historical fact against directorial decision, ZERO DARK THIRTY is a suspenseful and complicated piece of cinema, writes Ann Linden.
The London Short Film Festival’s FATHER programme takes a measured look at the role of the parent and the often fraught relationship between father and child, writes Liam Jack.
With the gathering momentum of Future Shorts, the world’s biggest global pop-up film festival, Spring 2013 is certainly going to be worth seeing, writes Edd Elliott.
A luminous Anne Hathaway steals the show in Tom Hooper’s painfully raw, intimate and brave adaptation of this notoriously bleak tale, writes Lillie Davidson.
Plenty of slapstick offsets a romantic, witty and dramatic storyline that is never cheap or condescending: RATATOUILLE caters for all tastes, writes Rosy Hunt.
Guest writer Simon Baron-Cohen, who introduced the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse screening of WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE?, looks at the film’s portrayal of autism.
Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is touching and hypnotic, but his attempt to combine the serious and the whimsical does not do justice to Rushdie’s novel, feels Hannah Clarkson.
The LSFF’s YOUTH OF TODAY programme examines gang culture and peer pressure, trying to understand the breeding ground rather than jumping to rash conclusions, writes Liam Jack.
Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN is as remarkable for what it doesn’t do as what it actually puts on screen – a window on the life of a determined historic figure and a fascinating period in American history, writes Jim Ross.
Don’t mistake this for just another hipster “my wacky friend is crying on the inside” dramedy – AHIRU TO KAMO NO KOINROKKA is a slow burning thriller with a Lynchian twist.