Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

On this, the 13th episode of Film Spiel, Anders and Dave tackle PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (even though Dave only saw it in 2D) before a major brawl breaks out as the pair discuss SNOWTOWN and there’s pretty much, and rather fittingly, blood on the walls. Then Dave nips [...]

By on May 20, 2011

I had high expectations today as I planned to see three films in Official Competition. The day started nice and early with the screening of Pedro Almodovar’s latest La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In). I excitedly walked into the Grand Theatre Lumiere for the first time… and it was amazing. Absolutely huge. I sat up high in the balcony and it ended up filling out just about [...]

By on May 20, 2011

Better start today – I got up on time! In doing so, I amusingly discovered a room-mate still hadn’t come home from the night before (a Parisian scriptwriter hoping to find a director for her film – what a party animal!). For me, today was the Day of Shorts. First up was the press screening of all the short films in competition; I got there early, like I you have [...]

By on May 20, 2011

Last night ended up being a trip back in time. First, I was led around in circles before heading to the screening of Cannes classic Le Sauvage [1975], but felt privileged as soon as Catherine Deneuve – the film’s star, now pushing 70 – gracefully walked through the door. It was her everyone wanted to see, past fellow heavyweights Costa-Gavras and director Jean-Paul Rappeneau. One girl bravely stopped her in [...]

By on May 18, 2011

Alongside modern heavyweight Woody Allen and the premiere of  Midnight In Paris, French magician and filmmaker Georges Méliès has also wowed audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — despite having been dead for over 70 years. Méliès’ century-old classic, A Trip to the Moon [Le voyage dans la lune], was shown for the first time in colour on opening night at Cannes, thought to have been lost for decades [...]

By on May 18, 2011

In a packed Film Spiel this week – Episode 12 – Anders and Dave discuss INSIDIOUS, Anders takes on YOUR HIGHNESS, Dave tackles WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, both ponder BURKE & HARE, Dave praises THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, and Anders, as he finally got around to seeing it, attempts to make some sense [...]

By on May 13, 2011

After twelve incredible feature films, the movies of Pixar are beloved the world over for their dazzling animation, heart-warming stories and their perseverant heroes; not once, however, has Pixar told a story with a female lead character or called upon the talents of a female director to call the shots…until now. Upon the release of promotional screenshots, all eyes have been captured by Pixar once again, this [...]

By on April 27, 2011

While the summer days and festivals may be over, Shorts Film Festival aims to act as a worthy rollover into the cooler months. 60 of Australia and Asia Pacific’s best short films over the past year are shown over the course of a week in unconventional surrounds, along with a selection of shorts from London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in 2010. It’s a long way from their start in 2003 [...]

By on April 12, 2011
Get daily updates in your inbox!

View by star rating:

Underworld: Awakening
"Back in black"
- Anders Wotzke
Read Review
Take Shelter (Review)
Take Shelter
War Horse (Review)
War Horse
The Artist (Review)
Artist, The
The Darkest Hour (Review)
Darkest Hour, The
▶▶ More movie reviews ◀◀