Monthly Archives May 2013

Simon Killer

Simon-Killer-PosterDirector: Antonio Campos

Cast: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Michael Abiteboul, Solo, Constance Rousseau

Cert: 18

Running time: 105mins

Year: 2012

The lowdown: Antonio Campos follows his disturbing debut Afterschool with a second movie centered on a ...

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Byzantium

Byzantium-quad-posterDirector: Neil Jordan

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Caleb Landry Jones

Cert: 15

Running time: 118mins

Year: 2012

The lowdown: Interview with the Vampire director Neil Jordan returns to the plasma drinking undead for a more successful second bite at the bloodsucking legend.  Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan channel suitably ethereal, otherworldly and, in Arterton’s case, erotic feminine power as two sisters living on the run in a man’s (under)world, pursued by a shadowy organisation led by Sam Riley.  Dark, violent, sexual and with imaginative twists on vampire lore, this is the British Let The Right One In.

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The full verdict: Forget Twilight.  And forget Neil Jordan’s yawnsome Interview With The Vampire...

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Pacific Rim – the live action Evangelion?

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“Go Big or Go Extinct” shouts the tagline and from the trailer, no other film this year will match Pacific Rim for sheer scale.

Humankind threatened by alien monsters from a cross-dimensional rift deep in the Pacific ocean and fighting back with giant robots, it promises to be a barmy blend of Cloverfield and that great Transformers film still to be made.

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Director Del Toro talks Pacific Rim at Comic Con

And it’s directed by Guillermo Del Toro, the big director with a big love for monsters, creatures, and all things fantastical, whose masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth was the best film of the noughties. With him at the helm expect the sublime to sit alongside the scintillating, or as Del Toro puts its:

“(Pacific Rim will be) a beautiful poem to giant monsters”

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“It is my duty to c...

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