The Greek auteur who cooked up 'The Lobster'

Film Mar 9, 2016

The Greek auteur who cooked up 'The Lobster'

by James Hadfield

When a gifted director ditches their native tongue and starts working in English, it can be a fraught process. For every Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, there's a Wong Kar-wai or Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose career still hasn't recovered since he parlayed the Oscar triumph ...

'Spectre' relies on tired Bond film conventions

Film / Reviews Dec 2, 2015

'Spectre' relies on tired Bond film conventions

by James Hadfield

So this is it. After four outings as the world's best-dressed sociopath, Daniel Craig has announced that he's done playing 007. In a recent interview with London's Time Out, the 47-year-old actor declared with typically British understatement that he'd rather "slash my wrists" than ...

A more potent beauty, a more complex beast

Film Nov 5, 2014

A more potent beauty, a more complex beast

by Kaori Shoji

Some people under 40 are likely to think "Beauty and the Beast" is a classic story created by Disney in 1991. But that animated movie, which has enthralled millions of little girls and boys (and many of their parents, too), was actually based on ...