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James Franco

Homefront (2013)

Saccharine sentimentality, a wasted supporting cast and an unconvincing performance by James Franco make Homefront another sad addition to the raft of disappointing action movies of late. Based on the Chuck Logan novel of the same name…

Child of God (2013)

James Franco does Cormac McCarthy, literally, with feeling The prolific James Franco may have arrived as a feature film director when his adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying became an Official Selection at the 2013 Cannes…

This Is The End (2013)

Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride all have fun playing movie versions of themselves in this comedy that takes place during the apocalypse. There's death and destruction outside their haven…

The Iceman (2012)

I really hoped, as I put on The Iceman, that I'd like it more than the majority of people who had already offered opinions on it. The general concensus seemed to be that the film was good, but not great. It was just lacking something. I…

Child of God (2013)

Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, James Franco’s Child of God is set to divide audiences and possibly be the most controversial film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Lester Ballard is a social outcast. Living on the very fringe of…

The 70th Venice Int. Film Festival

As always, the oldest film festival in the world, is set on the luxurious Lido in Venice and as the final touches were being put to the beautiful venues and, more importantly, the red carpet today, the sun shone and the sea sparkled,…

Boyle-ing Point

With the release of Trance (reviewed here) on shiny disc in the UK this week, I decided that now was as good a time as any to look back over the filmography of one of my favourite directors. In fact, I made him an honorary Scotsman after…

Spring Breakers (2012)

I would just like to say… wow! I went into Spring Breakers expecting – indeed, fearing – a tasteless exercise in gratuitous sex and violence. I exited the movie being shockingly impressed with a meaningful and pensive barrage of…

Spring Breakers (2012)

Girls go wild Harmony Korine, a former enfant terrible who's now 40, carries his skills as a provocateur into the mainstream in Spring Breakers, a movie guaranteed to shock, entertain, and confuse a much wider audience than he reached…

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

I'd better start this review off by saying that I am a big fan of The Wizard Of Oz. In fact, I'm a HUGE fan of it. It's one of my favourite movies. Return To Oz is also a fantastic, albeit much darker, film. But that shouldn't really matter…