LIBERAL ARTS is a gentle mix of romance, drama and comedy resistant to the formulaic mess it could so easily have collapsed into, writes Jim Ross at the Cambridge Film Festival.
Director Christophe Wagner was at the Cambridge Film Festival to show his new film, DOUDEGE WÉNKEL (BLIND SPOT) – Jim Ross spoke to him about the film and the film industry in Luxembourg, his native country.
A quietly dramatic series of chamber vignettes, the measured rhythm of BARCELONA (UN MAPA) will gradually draw you in, writes Jim Ross
Although SAVAGE WITCHES doesn’t quite work all the time, some parts of this bold and liberated experimental film are simply wonderful, writes Jim Ross.
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE is a funny and amiably diverting documentary, but it ends up providing no insight into its subject matter, writes Jim Ross
HIT AND RUN, for all its faults, manages to largely avoid some of the more lazy and offensive attitudes and stereotyping that has beset recent American comedies, writes Jim Ross.
After opening the Cambridge Film Festival with his new film HOPE SPRINGS, Jim Ross spoke to director David Frankel about the film and how hard it is to make interesting and challenging films in Hollywood.
Jim Ross reviews DOUDEGE WÉNKEL, a police thriller from Luxermbourgian director Christophe Wagner that premiered in the UK at the Cambridge Film Festival.
Like the characters in ON THE ROAD, visual and aural hedonism will distract you from the clear self-indulgence and lack of control – but only up to a point, writes Jim Ross.
Ahead of the shorts programme TO CELEBRATE, Jim Ross speaks to Rehana Khan, the director of DAYS OF AWE – one of the highlights of the shorts at the Cambridge Film Festival.
They may pull in audiences, but using cinematic brand names as TOTAL RECALL and THE BOURNE LEGACY did kills narrative and leaves audiences feeling duped, writes Jim Ross
Although it threatens to tip over into twee irritation, Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ never does and the cast delivers a well-acted personal drama, writes Jim Ross.
Those ripples in your water glass – the Cambridge Film Festival is coming. Dinosaurs will stalk the lawns at Felbrigg Hall on September 1st, at the outdoor screening of a monster classic. Jim Ross looks back at Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK, his first film love.
Although THE BIRD never really takes flight, it’s an involving piece where the heart and emotion lies in what goes unsaid, says Jim Ross
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD is fantastically involving tale about the suppression of youth by ancient traditions, says Jim Ross