Total Film #183
Out in shops now, featuring a bunch of stuff I’ve written, including reviews of:
Arrietty (four stars), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
– Released in Japanese and dubbed formats, Arrietty‘s craft and charm will invite universal acclaim.
Super* (three stars), directed by James Gunn
– A bold superhero Taxi Driver, but for every viewer revelling in its savage satire, another will see a cynical, uncertain mess.
Submarine Blu-ray (four stars), directed by Richard Ayoade
– Wikipedia defines a submarine as “capable of independent operation below the surface of the water,” and Richard Ayoade’s feature debut has the stealth and range to go deep.
American Graffiti / Dazed and Confused Blu-rays (five stars), directed by George Lucas / Richard Linklater
– The films are united by their sheer exuberance and an innate grasp for teenage kicks that rhyme and resonate with one another.
Plus I’ve written capsule reviews of four of Total Film’s 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies. Bet you can’t guess which four!
* Full review online – click the link!
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