REVIEW: Cinderella

One for hopeless romantics and 8-year-olds (★★★★ Directed by Kenneth Branagh.) Loathe though I am to admit it, I might just be a little too hard-hearted to really enjoy this new version of Cinderella. Fair enough too, since director Kenneth Branagh’s target audience is at least half (OK, an eighth) of my age, which is … More REVIEW: Cinderella

REVIEW: Pompeii

Not worth the visit (★, Directed by Paul W S Anderson)   If the criteria for cinema greatness was based entirely on how ridiculously cute and heartstring-pullingly pouty your leading man was then disaster-in-a-toga movie Pompeii would get five stars and all the Oscars going. Sadly for Pompeii’s star Kit Harington (gladiator slave Milo) and … More REVIEW: Pompeii

REVIEW: Her

Artificial love captures true romance (★★★★★, Written and directed by Spike Jonze) For many of us, our digital lives are now as complex as our ‘‘real’’ ones. We have friends all over the world, meet life partners on dating apps and do business with people in the remotest of places. But we’re still trying to figure … More REVIEW: Her

FILM: Cupid’s Big Day Out at the Multiplex

Sitting in the dark, elbows pressed together, your fingers brush as you both reach for a kernel of pop corn in the box on the shared armrest of your seat. On the glowing screen above you, beautiful people are doing beautiful things in beautiful places, but you hardly notice. Because it’s Valentine’s night and you’re with your … More FILM: Cupid’s Big Day Out at the Multiplex

Much ado about Much Ado

3SR: Beautiful words, beloved people, gorgeous surrounds – Joss Whedon’s troop of merrie jongleurs take on Shakespeare’s comedy of manners and gender politics and win. Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Krantz Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Joss Whedon and based on the play by William Shakespeare Comedy, … More Much ado about Much Ado