April 28th, 2017

AFFFF Review: The Rabbi’s Cat

★★★☆ If you imagine Tintin as an elderly Jew and Snowy as a sassy, back-talking feline, and instead of going on dangerous adventures solving crimes they sit around discussing religion and philosophy at length, you’ll have something close to The Rabbi’s Cat.

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

★★★☆ Given the promise of an intelligent Cold War spy mystery, directed by one of world cinema’s most exciting talents and featuring a cast that reads like a who’s who of British acting craft, it’s hard not to feel like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy could have achieved so much more.

Review: Moneyball

★★★☆ Adapting a book written by a finance journalist about sports statistics sounds like no easy task, but it’s made considerably easier when nestled amongst the DIPS, LIPS and PECOTAs of the book’s statistical analyses sits a classic Hollywood Bad News Bears rags-to-riches sporting tale.

Review: Red State

★★★☆ It’s been a persistent criticism – or, at least, observation – of Kevin Smith that he isn’t a particularly visual director, and indeed the man himself has admitted in the past that he self-identifies as a writer first, and sees filmmaking as merely one mechanism by which he can get his stories told.

Review: Project Nim

★★★☆ From Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) comes Project Nim, the sympathetic account of a chimp called Nim Chimpsky, taken from his mother at two weeks old and placed into the care of Professor Herbert S. Terrace of Columbia University, an expert in the field of primate cognition, in 1973.