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My Life as a Courgette (2016)

When a debut animated feature by Swiss filmmaker Claude Barras was nominated alongside Disney and a co-production with Studio Ghibli in this year's Academy Awards, it raised a few eyebrows. But with a screenplay by Girlhood director Céline…

The East (2013)

Ambivalence about corporate evil in a cult thriller The East is a thriller about a private intelligence firm that protects large corporations from "ecoterrorist" groups by infiltrating them and sabotaging them -- more or less the same…

The East (2013)

The East is one of those frustrating movies. Frustrating in the way it seems to have a message dancing on the tip of its tongue, but doesn't have the balls to blurt it out. Like two lovers awkwardly standing there unable to say “I love…

To Rome with Love (2012)

Woody gets busy in Rome, with mixed results Woody Allen's first movie set in Italy was originally titled "Bop Decameron." Bad idea. The four interwoven stories set in Rome hardly bear comparison even with the so-so omnibus film Boccaccio…

Super (2010)

A slightly paunchy man bludgeoning people to death with a wrench. Ellen Page in a close-fitting superhero costume. Nathan Fillion playing the Holy Avenger; a wholly unconvincing TV super. Kevin Bacon at his bad-guy best. All of these things…

Super (2010)

Screenwriter James Gunn is a queer one. As per his credits on IMDb.com, he has written movies at opposite ends of the establishment spectrum. He has ventured into realms of ultimate kitsch and tastelessness with Tromeo and Juliet (1996),…

Inception (2010)

Like many people anxious to watch Inception, I spent many hours online reading news, watching trailers, and just sharing my enthusiasm about it. Then I began reading weird rumours about the film involving time travelling (it doesn’t) and…