Louise Bolotin

Louise Bolotin

Louise Bolotin is Screenjabber’s TV critic. She has a penchant for quality drama and quirky documentaries, slums it with EastEnders and pities people who watch reality TV, which might be why she never writes about The X Factor.
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Superbad

Superbad might sound like a cross between American Pie and Porky’s, with a smattering of every other teen comedy ever made, and that’s because, basically, that’s exactly what it is.

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Cloverfield

And so, after THAT trailer, and that whispery, understated stealth marketing campaign, Cloverfield, producer JJ (Lost) Abrams' monster movie, finally hits. And it's a little cracker.

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The Good Night

Written and directed by Jake Paltrow (Gwyneth’s brother), The Good Night treads on familiar ground as it contemplates the blurred lines between dreams and reality.

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Walk Hard

Music biopics are often slave to their own formula: flashblacks, montages, voiceovers, a past tragedy to overcome, great success, experimentation with drugs/drink/sex (delete as applicable).

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Superb

No Country For Old Men

There is always a danger in over-hyping a film. If every critical voice — from the nationals to, well, newish kids on the block like Screenjabber — declares a film...

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INTERVIEW Tom Hanks & Mike Nichols

'I saw white powder on red fingernails passing in front of my face. I don't ever recall breathing in...'

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Charlie Wilson's War

The foibles of foreign policy, the power of persuasion and the benefit of hindsight all come under scrutiny in Charlie Wilson's War.

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INTERVIEW Cristian Mungiu

'The films that came out of Romania were very strange... It was a lesson in how not to make films.'

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Superb

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

Given the recent run of Cannes winners — where the judging process seems to go: 'Bleak? Unfathomable? Impossibly pretentious? Give it the Palme D'Or' — the arrival of 4 Months,...