Jim Ross reviews the classic ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, one of the revivals at the 31st Cambridge Film Festival
Graham Hughes reviews the documentary AGE OF CHAMPIONS at the 31st Cambridge Film Festival
Documentary films in a theatrical environment can be dull and lacking in cinematic verve. Nobody should be concerned about THE BENGALI DETECTIVE, a touching but humorous look into the life of Rajesh – a private detective in Kolkata.
Having cared for her developmentally disabled son Ronnie for over 64 years, Eleanore faces some difficult decisions. Naomi Barnwell reviews.
The responsibility of owning a dog is so great because there is nothing you can do to stop a dog from loving you. That’s meant to be true of Christ, too. In Paddy Considine’s début as a feature director, TYRANNOSAUR, both ideas are tested to bloody destruction. One of them does not fair well.
A new adjective seems to be quietly slipping its way into our modern language, and it is to describe things as ‘Kermodian’. Daniel Harling caught Mark Kermode at CFF2011.
Ruby Maris-Stephens of Long Road Sixth Form College reviews Bombay Beach.
Anyone perturbed by ageing demographics in developed countries should be intrigued by this inspiring documentary about the American ‘National Senior Games’. This film illustrates that life continues well into the third age. Graham Hughes reviews.
Comedy is notorious for its tendency to get lost in translation and while it’s entirely possible that Jos Stelling’s 1999 tragicomic farce, NO TRAINS NO PLANES will have Dutch audiences rolling in the aisles, the film’s strange brand of surreal sentimental slapstick will likely leave British viewers cold.
“A Romanian comedy?” I heard someone asking in disbelief after the film was over. And truly, the main memories evoked by the words “Romanian New Wave” are usually tedious long shots of aborted babies and people walking. It is no wonder then that it is hard to believe that one of the founding films of the new wave, Cristian Mungiu’s 2001 hit OCCIDENT, is a hearty comedy.