Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys) (2006)

Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys) first published by Film4 Summary: Set in (and beneath) a rural America of the early sixties, Luc Besson’s film is a part-animated fairytale adventure for children. Review: When Luc Besson announced that his latest directorial feature, Arthur and the Invisibles, was also to be his last, initially it seemed…

Red Lights

Red Lights (2012)

Red Lights first published by Little White Lies “Why have you come here tonight? What are you hoping to see? Do you think I should surprise you? Do you think I should entertain you?” These are the questions that blind psychic extraordinaire Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) poses near the end of Red Lights, both…

Joker

Joker (2019)

A man sits before a dressing-room mirror, applying clown makeup and forcing his face into a grotesque, contorted smile. This is Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), who like Pierrot (or perhaps Chaplin’s Little Tramp), barely conceals the deep sadness beneath his jolly get-up. He is at HaHa’s, a rent-a-clown business in downtown Gotham, preparing for a…

Deer

The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Deer Hunter first published by Film4 Synopsis: Opening with a wedding and ending with a funeral, Michael Cimino’s Vietnam odyssey takes three Pennsylvania steelworkers to hell and back. Review: It takes a true visionary to see exactly how the times are a-changing. In the latter half of the 1970s, with only Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) to his…