THE RED TURTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Dudok de Wit. The Red Turtle is a dialogue free animated film from the renowned Studio Ghibli, which has given us such animated classics as Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, etc. But this is an international co-production between France and Japan, and is the first non-Japanese film produced by the revered animation studios. This is a richly emotional and resonant exploration of what it means to be human. When the film opens a nameless man has been cast adrift from a shipwreck. He washes ashore on a deserted island that Continue reading

SWISS ARMY MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniels Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Weekend At Bernie's meets Castaway? In a cinema landscape shaped by an endless array of sequels, remakes and special effects driven comic book adaptations and superhero movies it is refreshing to come across something a little different, a little left of centre. Hank (Paul Dano, from There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, etc) has been stranded on a remote island for a long time now and has given up hope of rescue. When we first meet him he is about to end it Continue reading