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James Franco

The Vault (2017)

Quentin Tarantino. Edgar Wright. Dan Bush. Spot the odd one out. Easy, right? Okay, so at the moment it might feel like a stretch, but the latter one may not be quite so odd or out in a year or so. Within the first two minutes of Dan…

The Little Prince (2015)

Adapting The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s incredibly popular story first published in 1943, does not come without risk. Deciding to then launch it at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the home country of the beloved novella,…

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

The highlight in Wim Wenders’ soapy international co-production comes early on. An accident and the chilling realisation that follows sets a standard not matched again. Instead, we get a stale melodrama that spends two hours coming to terms…

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Herzog opens Queen of the Desert with an impressive shot. Sand drifts across the dunes like a growing mist, rolling up each peak before flowing down the other side. Into this remote land comes a group of travellers led by Gertrude Bell;…

A Fuller Life (2013)

As A Fuller Life is introduced by Samantha Fuller, daughter of Samuel Fuller, and as the conceptual take on his autobiographical writings begin it becomes worrying. Never fear, however, as it all starts to settle into place and the…

Homefront (2013)

It’s a theme with enough intrinsic promise to lend itself to many variations, from the profane to the profanely sublime: a man with a troubled or violent past seeks peace and redemption in a new life, a new place. Usually in a small town…