Like the characters in ON THE ROAD, visual and aural hedonism will distract you from the clear self-indulgence and lack of control – but only up to a point, writes Jim Ross.
It sounds like something rented from a store with no windows (if you know what we mean) but Fredrik Gertten’s documentary is an illuminating film, dealing with issues of free speech and a free press.
Ahead of the shorts programme TO CELEBRATE, Jim Ross speaks to Rehana Khan, the director of DAYS OF AWE – one of the highlights of the shorts at the Cambridge Film Festival.
They may pull in audiences, but using cinematic brand names as TOTAL RECALL and THE BOURNE LEGACY did kills narrative and leaves audiences feeling duped, writes Jim Ross
Although it threatens to tip over into twee irritation, Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ never does and the cast delivers a well-acted personal drama, writes Jim Ross.
Those ripples in your water glass – the Cambridge Film Festival is coming. Dinosaurs will stalk the lawns at Felbrigg Hall on September 1st, at the outdoor screening of a monster classic. Jim Ross looks back at Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK, his first film love.
Although THE BIRD never really takes flight, it’s an involving piece where the heart and emotion lies in what goes unsaid, says Jim Ross
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD is fantastically involving tale about the suppression of youth by ancient traditions, says Jim Ross
Alison Klayman’s documentary is a fascinating and often inspiring portrait of the famous artist and activist, writes Jim Ross
Although quite enjoyable, you’ll be left feeling that JACKPOT is a mish-mash of much better films, writes Jim Ross