Only in a series as strong as the original Star Wars trilogy could a film as phenomenal as Return of the Jedi be so frequently regarded as weak. There are certain areas where it lacks in comparison to its colossal predecessors, but there are also improvements; particularly how the relationship between Han Solo and Princess Leia has progressed to a stage where their onscreen rapport is built on more than petty bickering.
The only lingering gripe is the Ewoks, who…
Ang Lee's adaptation of the wondrously imaginative Life of Pi is among the most visually stunning films of all time, but like any anecdote it's long-winded, hyperbolic and far more entertaining to the person recounting it. The phenomenal aesthetic and Suraj Sharma's weighty performance are a pleasant distraction from an overbearingly preachy plot, but to truly enjoy this tale, well, I guess you had to be there.
From gossip-rag pin-up to powerhouse director Ben Affleck has one of the most chequered careers in Hollywood. Channelling experience following his previous two features, tightly wound action thrillers Gone Baby Gone and The Town, his time behind the camera is proving most fruitful. His recounting of the true life story of Argo is no exception and further authorises his position as a meaningful director.
Set in late ‘70s Iran, amidst a violent revolution, a group of CIA operatives strive to…