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Anna Karenina

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 04 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, Tolstoy
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 |
tags: film reviews, Saudi Arabia
The first feature movie made in Saudi Arabia breaks new ground in other ways also.

A Good Day to Die Hard

Raffaele Chiarulli | 20 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews
Entertaining for action movie lovers, but not a patch on the early films of the Die Hard franchise.

The Last Stand

Raffaele Chiarulli | 11 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews
Arnold Scwartzenegger is back on the big screen, as a real old-time hero - one we have all been missing.

Zero Dark Thirty

Brendan Malone | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, torture
A film that holds a mirror up to America and confronts it with some tough ethical questions.

Monsieur Lazhar

Andrea Valagussa | 29 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews
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?

Margaret Somerville | 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: ageing, euthanasia, film reviews
A harrowing film about a French couple’s struggle with dementia is a powerful but inadequate argument for legalized euthanasia.

Playing for Keeps

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 23 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, marriage, soccer
George is an ex Peter Pan who is looking for both responsibility and maturity, yet unable to conquer either.

Superb animation celebrates reconciliation

Timothy Reckart | 17 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Academy Awards, film reviews, Harvard, interviews
Our exclusive interview with the director of an Oscar-nominated short film.

The Master: meditation on a lost soul

Raffaele Chiarulli | 15 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, movies, religion, Scientology
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

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews
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

Ronan Wright | 03 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews
Tolkien's tale is stretched too thin in this first part of Peter Jackson's new trilogy.

Our pick of films for 2012

Michael Cook | 02 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: best of, film reviews, movies
After consulting our reviewers, we've settled on our list of the best films of the past year.

Argo (2012)

Ronan Wright | 22 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, Iran, revolution
In a life-threatening crisis you have to go with "the best bad idea" you've got.


Ronan Wright | 05 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: 007, film reviews, James Bond
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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