New York Reviews 2012

New York Review: Ginger & Rosa

New York Review: Ginger & Rosa

British filmmaker Sally Potter has never been one to succumb to the conventionalism of cinema, and aim to appeal to a broad, mainstream audience (a recent film of hers was spoken strictly in iambic pentameter) – however, her latest feature Ginger & Rosa is certainly her most accessible to date, yet sadly the result is […]

New York Review: Amour

“A masterpiece – but not one I ever need to sit through again…” Having won the much coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival this year, you expect Michael Haneke’s latest feature Amour to be of a rather high standard, as one can’t help but feel that the judges would have awarded the German filmmaker […]

New York Review: Hyde Park on Hudson

“An inane feature that simply doesn’t go anywhere…” Following the huge worldwide success of The King’s Speech two years ago, it had been inevitable that there were to be films taking pointers from the multi-Oscar winning feature, focusing on a similar time and of the same characters – and Roger Mitchell’s Hyde Park on Hudson […]

New York Review: Caesar Must Die

“Italy sure has some really talented prisoners…” Having won the much coveted Golden Bear accolade at the Berlin Film Festival, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Caesar Must Die comes to New York with a degree of expectation placed upon it, and in what is an innovative, naturalistic drama featuring real prisoners performing Julius Caesar, it certainly […]