Film

Fairy tale retold - with actors

Why are children's fairy tales so potent that they are retold over and over, and major studios can shore up their balance sheets by remaking works from decades earlier?

Film review: X + Y

Film review: X + Y

X + Y (Rialto and Metro) is one of those deeply satisfying movies that you can turn over in your mind afterwards and it still stands up. Indeed, the more you think on it, the better it becomes.

Film Review: A little chaos

Film Review: A little chaos

If you love to see actors wig up and play French aristocrats then you will be racing to see A Little Chaos (Metro), which is as rich a costume drama as you could hope for.

Film Review: Kidnapping Mr Heineken

Film Review: Kidnapping Mr Heineken

As bland as the mass-produced beverage that bankrolled Dutch beer baron Freddy Heineken, director Daniel Alfredson's take on the crime that took place in 1983 gradually picks up the pace, but it's a case of too little, too late.

Film review: Seventh Son

Seventh Son takes teens back to an era of witches, magic and mayhem to show that the old categories of friend and foe no longer apply.

Film review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Film review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Unless you are well-versed in the movers and shakers behind the scenes in Hollywood, the name Shep Gordon is not likely to mean much.

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will not be disappointed by the sequel.

Polanski testifies in extradition hearing

Polanski testifies in extradition hearing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski testified at a hearing in Poland regarding a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, though the court said it needed more time to make a decision.

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