**** Director: John Madden Duration: 123 mins It was the Eagles who signed off ‘Hotel California’ – their ode to man’s journey from innocence to experience – with the observation … Continue reading
“I think that really does a huge disservice to film criticism and to film…. It should be worth more than that” In 1994, when filmmaker Steve James was merely 29 … Continue reading
**** Director: Steve James Duration: 120 mins (US) By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) Is it an essential requisite that anyone who dare elect themselves as a professional critic must be in … Continue reading
Dario Argento and Me: Greg Wetherall talks to Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti about working with a master.
The films of Dario Argento are famous for many reasons; the direction, the blood and the music. And it was Claudio Simonetti’s progressive rock group Goblin that defined the sound … Continue reading
Director: Dagur Kari Duration: 94 minutes (Iceland/Denmark) **** Considerably overweight and out of love. Cruelly bullied by the brutes in the work place and showing signs of arrested development at … Continue reading
Director: Andreas Dressen
Duration: 117 mins (Germany/France)
Although powerful in certain sections – a wonderful collision between parent and his son’s recalcitrant company is compelling, as is a nightclub gun scene – it more often than not leaves the viewer looking at their watch almost as much as the screen.
Director: Bill Pohlad Duration: 118 mins (US) *** John Cusack is Brian Wilson. Yes, that Brian Wilson. He of the Beach Boys. If that seems like a strange piece of … Continue reading
Director: Brett Morgan Duration: 132 minutes (US) ** Over 20 years after his death, what is the enduring appeal of Kurt Cobain? Does it speak of the anodyne, characterless musical … Continue reading