The latest screen adaptation of Tolstoy's famous novel fails to portray the original's emotional complexity.
“Wadjda” - a breakthrough for Saudi women
Mary Le Rumeur
| 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |
The first feature movie made in Saudi Arabia breaks new ground in other ways also.
A Good Day to Die Hard
Entertaining for action movie lovers, but not a patch on the early films of the Die Hard franchise.
The Last Stand
Arnold Scwartzenegger is back on the big screen, as a real old-time hero - one we have all been missing.
Zero Dark Thirty
| 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |
A film that holds a mirror up to America and confronts it with some tough ethical questions.
Students overwhelmed by the suicide of their teacher learn about the mystery of sufffering through her unlikely substitute.
Amour: does old age have any honour left?
A harrowing film about a French couple’s struggle with dementia is a powerful but inadequate argument for legalized euthanasia.
Playing for Keeps
George is an ex Peter Pan who is looking for both responsibility and maturity, yet unable to conquer either.
Superb animation celebrates reconciliation
| 17 January 2013 | FEATURES |
Our exclusive interview with the director of an Oscar-nominated short film.
The Master: meditation on a lost soul
One of America's most pomising directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, turns his attention to the quest for salvation through a modern, Scientology-like religion.
Life of Pi
The film of the best selling novel, Life of Pi, may contain plenty of action and adventure, but its central preoccupation is with a spiritual journey.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
| 03 January 2013 | FEATURES |
Tolkien's tale is stretched too thin in this first part of Peter Jackson's new trilogy.
Our pick of films for 2012
| 02 January 2013 | FEATURES |
After consulting our reviewers, we've settled on our list of the best films of the past year.
| 22 November 2012 | FEATURES |
In a life-threatening crisis you have to go with "the best bad idea" you've got.
| 05 November 2012 | FEATURES |
Bond is back in this tribute to 50 years of 007. He's older now, a bit more human, a bit less agile. But he has lost none of his flair.
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