Dispirited by a bunch of "historical" Hollywood movies that rampantly fudge the facts, I set out to spend an entire day at the cinema wallowing in 100% escapism. This is the story of how my best laid plans went horribly wrong.
Veteran director David Cronenberg, who for decades has occupied a distinguished residence as one of the most interesting and inventive living American filmmakers, seemed to be sailing into safer passages. A trio of classy dramas, hard-hitting at times but nothing you couldn’t take your mum to (A History of Violence , Eastern Promises  and this […]
No doubt determined to avoid the Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker syndrome of being remembered for one role and one role only, Twilight poster boy Robert Pattinson trades vampires and werewolves for animals and acrobats in director Francis Lawrence’s travelling circus themed romantic drama Water for Elephants. Presumably following the advice of his publicist and financial advisor, […]