Atomic Blonde (15)Directed by David Leitch3/5
IN THE mad mish-mash which is Atomic Blonde, there’s a brief opening glimpse of Ronald Reagan, in his finest role as US President, exhorting the world to “tear down...
Friday 11th Aug 2017
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ALAN FRANK recommends a beautifully crafted biopic of folk artist Maud Lewis
Friday 4th Aug 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (12A)
Directed by Luc Besson
LUC BESSON’S costly labour of love, which took a long time in the making, may have bombed at the US box office. But it is a surreal...
The Big Sick injects some much-needed realism into a cliched genre, says ALAN FRANK
Friday 28th Jul 2017
Hounds of Love (18)
Directed by Ben Young
AUSTRALIAN film-makers certainly know how to make wonderfully dark, creepy and disturbing crime dramas which make for profoundly harrowing viewing.
This week's top - and flop - films
Friday 14th Jul 2017
ALAN FRANK is taken by class acting and a suspenseful narrative
Friday 30th Jun 2017
A Man Called Ove (15)
Directed by Hannes Holm
This Oscar-nominated bitter sweet comedy drama about a grumpy old man whose attempts to join his late wife keep being thwarted by life and his annoyingly boisterous...
ALAN FRANK recommends a hallucinatory trip through a troubled Asian country, and we look at the other films of the week
Friday 16th Jun 2017
Berlin Syndrome (15)
Directed by Cate Shortland
AUSTRALIAN film-maker Cate Shortland, already well regarded for Somersault and Love, strikes another blow for female film empowerment with a sadistically suspenseful...
Friday 9th Jun 2017