The Merida Makeover

Last week, Disney went and did something completely bonkers. The Twittersphere exploded in a blast of vented frustration, as more and more people caught wind of what the animation company had done. I soon found myself signing a petition…

About Elly (2009)

Despite being released in Iran and on the film festival circuit in 2009 to great critical acclaim, About Elly has waited three years for UK distribution. Asghar Farhadi’s third feature was overlooked here until the director’s Oscar success…

The Watch (2012)

Another year, another hopeless ‘sci-fi-ish’ movie. Akiva Schaffer’s debut feature can be positioned somewhere between The Darkest Hour and Paul on a middling film scale. It’s nowhere near the former’s spaceship-crash standards (thank Xenu),…

Top Ten Pedro Almodóvar Movies

Pedro Almodóvar is Spanish cinema. At least, that’s what many people outside of Spain believe. After two Oscars and countless other accolades won in his home country and abroad, the movida madrileña’s shining star has eclipsed other Spanish…