Danny Boyle is a phenomenal filmmaker, whatever you think of his films. That sounds like a nonsense statement, but you can’t deny the ambition, scale and execution of films like Trainspotting, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, even if you don’t feel that the end product fully works. [...]
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Its tepid reception during the Autumn festivals threw the release of David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method into the realms of movie trivia. If there’s a Michael Fassbender film everyone’s talking about it’s Shame, not this. That said, they’d make an interesting double bill; both dealing [...]
I didn’t enjoy The Wrestler as much as I thought I would. I found that the performance from Mickey Rourke was too close to not-acting-at-all to be considered close-to-perfect-acting for my taste. And I found the film slightly nauseating, in terms of subject matter not [...]