Crawling back to cinema screens after his shambolic Alice in Wonderland (2010) saw him effectively selling whatever idiosyncratic voice he had left to the commercial mechanisms of Disney, Tim Burton turns his evidently weary attentions to adapting the dusty supernatural soap opera of the same name for the big screen, to shabby results.
Playing Barnabas Collins, a vampire imprisoned in a coffin for centuries, Johnny Depp heads the cast of this romp through seventies kitsch and disco ball nostalgia, a…
Arriving a hefty thirteen years after Whit Stillman’s previous directorial dalliance The Last Days of Disco, Damsels in Distress is the product of a long-gestating scuffle through the woes of contemporary film funding for Stillman, a film that appears muddled, charming and annoyingly eccentric in a variant of that exact order.
Set on the fictional campus of Seven Oaks, a college amuck with idiotic frat boys and elitist would-be journalists, the film stars queen of the Mumblecore movement Greta Gerwig…
Straddling the line between remaining true to Douglas Kennedy’s original novel and venturing off into director Pawel Pawlikowski’s languid style of filmmaking, this big screen adaptation of The Woman in the Fifth is an enigmatic and fluidly paced film that is both a peculiar, character-driven drama and an elusively curious psychological thriller that features a wealth of fine, unshowy performances.
Ethan Hawke plays Tom Ricks, a troubled American writer who has travelled to Paris to, he claims, look after his…