Any potential from Man of Steel’s ideas-driven opening act is soon negated by overblown direction, underdeveloped characters and complete lack of humour. Snyder’s superman reboot is po-faced, heartless and, worst of all, boring.
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If this really is to be Soderburgh’s last picture, we can be thankful that Behind the Candelabra is a beautifully written, stylish swan-song with some extraordinary performances. It would be a huge shame to lose a filmmaker of such talent, especially one who still has the ability to surprise us.
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The issue of anonymity regarding sperm donation has long been a contentious one, and French-Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott’s Starbuck takes a hypothetical question, and weaves it into the real world. The film follows forty-something layabout, David Wazniak (Patrick Huard)- a loveable, soccer-obsessed (sic) slacker who works for his father as a meat delivery boy. As David learns that he is to become a parent, he is forced to turn his life around and assume responsibility for himself. Unfortunately, this coincides…
o his chest, but his latest film, The Spirit of ’45 is his most direct advocacy of Socialism yet. Told with a mixture of period footage and monochrome talking heads, the film depicts the political landscape of post-Second World War Britain, and how the newly-elected Labour government utilised the country’s sense of post-war unity to establish a welfare state, a National Health Service and put an end to the poverty of the 1930’s. It is a fascinating snapshot of a…