It’s good week for people who like a little moral with their entertainment. Over in Screen One, you have Blood Diamond, all redemption, violence and political amorality, while in Screen...
May to December romances may not be original movie fodder, but Roger Michell’s delightful Venus manages to sidestep the conventional issues for something deeply poignant, utterly charming and frequently very funny.
Them — or Ils, to give it the original French title — is a curious little thriller. When it goes all out for tension, it delivers by the bucket load.
Blood Diamond is an important film. It’s the sort of film that could easily get bogged down in the worthiness of its nature.
It’s interesting that, with the exception of Saving Private Ryan, it’s been some years since Hollywood threw its weight behind a truly powerful war film.
Already picking up some Oscar buzz — and justifiably so — Babel is a film of BIG issues.
Loosely based on real events, The Last King of Scotland is an eye-popping drama about the rise to, and abuse of, power of Idi Amin.
The photo of the Stars and Stripes being raised above Iwo Jima is one of the most iconic shots of the 20th Century.
Fan of Tenacious D? Then you'll like this film. Hate Tenacious D? Then you won't. Yes. We know. That's ludicrously obvious.
Creating a disturbing smack-addled world, the animation in A Scanner Darkly serves up a discomforting skew on reality as we know it.