Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant, confounding 70mm character piece The Master arrives on Blu-ray. I wrestle with The Master, and The Master wins.
As Frank Khalfoun’s Maniac arrives in UK cinemas, I take a look at how it measures up to the 1980 original.
On this Oscar night, while everyone and his brother is predicting what will win, I’ve decided to do something outrageous – just talk about what I think of the Best Picture nominees as actual films.
As A Good Day to Die Hard debuts in cinemas, and London’s Prince Charles cinema again plays the original Die Hard trilogy, I reflect on a wacky theory that I came up with last time I saw Die Hard in the cinema.
After a two-month silence, I’m back with articles on some films that have been on my mind. Even if it’s a bit Sundance 2012, in the spirit of the Oscar season you can read my thoughts on Beasts of the Southern Wild (and watch director Benh Zeitlin’s short film Glory at Sea.)
London Film Festival may have ended over ten days ago, and I may be in America, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still catching up on LFF coverage! Check out A Personal Journey Through the 56th London Film Festival: Part Two and my thoughts on Hyde Park on Hudson.
New London Film Festival coverage: Reviews of Tim Burton’s stop-motion remake Frankenweenie, Mika Ninagawa’s darkly kinky celebrity story Helter Skelter, Matteo Garrone’s celebrity-wannabe fable Reality, the sweet sleeper comedy Robot & Frank, the Belfast punk biopic Good Vibrations, the Korean sci-fi anthology Doomsday Book and the powerful Marillon Cotillard-starring melodrama Rust and Bone.
Newly uploaded thoughts on London Film Festival include reviews of two films by early-20s wunderkinds: Xavier Dolan’s near-masterpiece relationship epic Laurence Anyways, and Jeremy Teicher’s sad drama about the choices of Senegalese villagers, Tall as the Baobab Tree. Also, the flawed Japanese revenge drama The Samurai That Night and the mediocre Australian cricket comedy Save Your Legs!
Welcome to Movies Are Better Than Ice Cream, the new website from filmmaker and critic Ian Waldron Mantgani.
There is much to do, but you’re looking at the placeholder version of a site that will evolve and grow into something that will blow your mind and do justice to cinema.
I’m going to be covering this year’s London Film Festival as the kick-off for this project. Reviews coming soon: For now, please enjoy the excessively long inaugural article, A Personal Journey Through the 56th London Film Festival: Part One.